Electronic engineering

Electronic engineering
2015 Edition
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Contents
Contents
Curriculum mapping
Learning solutions
Science/Physics
4 -
5
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7 - 10
Technology/Computer science
11 - 16
Engineering
17 - 40
Basic engineering
18 - 20
Electrical engineering
21 - 22
Electronic engineering
23 - 36
Robotics/Automation/Mechatronics
37 - 40
Aviation
41 - 43
Automotive
44 - 49
Product ranges
Flowcode
50 - 56
Locktronics
57 - 68
E-blocks
69 - 90
Flowcode SE related products
91
Formula Flowcode
92 - 93
ECIO
94 - 95
Electronic workstation
96 - 97
MIAC
98 - 99
Automatics
100 - 105
Professional services
106 - 108
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Welcome to Matrix
New products this year include:
Our commercial team from left to right: Mark Illidge, Laura Stevens,
John Dobson, Nichola Normanton, Chris Partington and Liam Walton
New dsPIC board
It has been a year of consolidation for us here at Matrix: in terms of
our premises, our new building is almost watertight – Finally!
Everything is decorated nicely, artwork is on the walls, carpets are
down and plants installed.
We have hired a number of new people this year to help take us
forward: our commercial team now numbers 6 people and we sell
products to more than 50 countries across the World. We now ship
huge orders with great speed and seemingly little effort. Recently we
supplied Ford training centres in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and
the Philippines with Locktronics automotive training equipment.
Early in 2014 we supplied a number of vocational schools in Peru
with a large amount of equipment for delivering courses in electricity
and electronics. (I am looking forward to going to Lima to deliver
product training early next year.)
On the product development front we have spent the last 12 months
polishing our Flowcode software and it is now looking rather nice.
A really great accolade for Flowcode is that large numbers of
practicing engineers are now using the software in industry. In one
month alone this year we sold in excess of 300 professional copies to
practicing engineers who use Flowcode for a wide range of projects
from developing test systems for cars to burglar alarms for large
buildings.
New Arduino shield with chipKIT
A big initiative for us this year has been to develop more products
for the Arduino processor and Flowcode and E-blocks are now
compatible with Arduino and Arduino compatible hardware boards.
Arduino has been great for electronics as a subject and has
encouraged lots of technically creative individuals into the world of
Electronics.
Thanks for taking the time to look at our 2015 catalogue and I hope
that you have a great year.
John Dobson
Managing Director
New motors board
Three phase Locktronics kit
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Curriculum mapping
Science/Physics
Technology/
Computer Science
Aviation
Automotive
EASA electrical
fundamentals. EASA
module 3. LK9339.
Level 4, 5, 6
Levels 4, 5, 6 correspond to
BTEC Higher National
Diploma, or degree level
at 18+ years old
EASA electronic
fundamentals. EASA
module 4. LK9282.
Sense and control in
automotive applications.
Level 3. LK9834.
Level 3
Physics A level kit. KS5.
LK9329.
Level 3 corresponds to
A level or BTEC National
Diploma usually at an age
of 18 years old
A level Physics class pool kit.
KS5. LK6802.
CAN bus systems and
operation. Level 3. LK7629.
Hybrid vehicle
demonstration system.
Level 3. LK6483.
Level 1, 2
Level 2 corresponds to GCSE
grades A-C at 16 years old,
or BTEC First
Electricity, magnetism
and materials kit. KS3 & KS4.
LK9071.
PIC micro microcontroller
systems investigation.
KS3/4. LK8922
Energy and
environment. KS4. LK7345.
Computer science and
control 1. KS3/4. SE4829.
Fundamentals of electricity.
KS1 & KS2. LK6444.
Programming Arduino
microcontrollers.
KS3/4. HP7745.
Design and make electronic
products. KS3/4. SE4855.
AC principles for Automotive
technicians. Level 2. LK8222.
Introduction to robotics.
KS3/4. HP794.
Introduction to
motors, generators, and
hybrid. Level 2. LK7444.
Automatics essentials
solution. KS3/4. AU9020.
Introduction to digital
electronics. Level 2. LK4221.
Electro-pneumatics add-on
kit. KS3/4. AU9015.
Programming the RPi.
KS4. HP4390.
Electricity, magnetism
and materials kit. Level 1.
LK9071.
Pneumatics control add-on
kit. KS3/4. AU90910.
Simple microcontroller
circuits. KS3/4. SE3829.
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Engineering
Robotics/automation/
mechatronics
Mechatronic systems. Unit 57
HNC. HP4550.
Electrical
engineering
Three phase systems. Unit 63
HNC. LK4961.
Dynamic seat. Unit 57 HNC.
HP8834.
Motor control training solution.
Unit 57 HNC. EB8493.
Electronic engineering
Advanced electronic principles.
Unit 39 HNC. LK6804.
Audio DSP solution.
EB650.
Mobile phone training
solution. EB118.
Adv. electrical/electronic &
digital principles. Unit 66 HNC.
LK9044.
USB training solution.
EB479.
Embedded internet
training solution.
EB643.
Programming PICmicro
microcontrollers with C. Unit
57 HNC. HP4832.
CAN bus training
solution. EB237.
Programming PICmicro MCUs
with Assembly. Unit 57 HNC.
HP4832.
Automatics essentials
solution. Unit 15 NC. AU9020.
Electro-pneumatics add-on kit.
Unit 15 NC. AU9015.
Pneumatics control
add-on kit. Unit 22 NC.
AU90910.
Intermediate electrical and
electronic principles.
Unit 5, 101 HNC. LK9862.
Industrial sensors, actuators
and control. Unit 25 NC.
LK5783.
Operational amplifiers add-on
pack. Various. LK6906.
Combinational logic add-on
pack. Various. LK6904.
Sequential logic add-on pack.
Various. LK6905.
RFID training solution.
EB699.
Zigbee solution.
EB284.
Bluetooth training
solution. EB860.
FPGA solution. EB940.
Transistor amplifier
add-on pack. Various.
LK9435.
Principles and
applications of electronic devices and circuits.
Unit 35 NC. LK9422.
Programming PICmicro
microcontrollers
with flow charts.
Unit 59NC, 22 HNC.
HP4832.
Programming Arduino
microcontrollers with
flow charts. Unit 59
NC, + unit 22 HNC.
HP7745.
Basic engineering - BTEC First
Applied electrical science. Unit
4 F. LK9071.
Electronic devices and
communication applications.
Unit 7 F. LK3889.
Fault finding in
electronic circuits.
Unit 13 F, 60 NC. LK3566.
On these two pages you can see a map of the solutions we offer for
delivering practical work. These are all mapped to internationally
renowned syllabuses from BTEC, City and Guilds and the IMI and the
UK’s academic levels of achievement.
To understand the academic level system you can use the diagram
on the left published by the UK Office of Qualifications.
F = BTEC First
NC = BTEC National Certificate
HNC = BTEC Higher National Certificate
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Solutions
In the following pages we present our solutions for learning and teaching: from
basic science through to Automotive technology. All our solutions are available
with the curriculum needed to deliver successful experiments and learning in the
lab. If you want to know more about the ranges of products these solutions are
made up of then please see the second section of the catalogue.
Our learning solutions:
Include curriculum which guides students
through the experiments and saves
teachers’ preparation time
Are rugged and designed to withstand the
rigours of the lab
Have storage trays as standard - or can be
provided as options
Are linked to the requirements of
internationally recognised syllabuses
Are designed in conjunction with
experienced teachers
“Having used the Student Automotive kits for over 15 years, I have found
them to be an excellent teaching and instructional aid in giving our students
a better understanding of Basic Electrical principles.
We have recently purchased the CAN bus Locktronics kits from Matrix to
reflect the more complex systems now being introduced to our vehicles. This
has allowed us to better structure our courses.
Increasing the practical content when using these kits, has a distinct
advantage in that it gives our students more of a hands on approach to these
new technologies.
Being able to construct and test a CAN network using the Locktronics kits,
they find it easier to understand the principles and operation of Multiplex
systems, when they are applied to our vehicles.
The new kits allow us to simulate all these systems on a table top, which
certainly has the benefit in that all the students are involved at the
same time.”
Kevan Woodier, IVECO.
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Science/Physics
Locktronics is used in around 2,000 schools and
colleges for teaching the fundamental principles of
electricity from age 8 upwards. In this section we list
our solutions for science.
Our learning solutions:
Meet RoHS compliancy stipulations and
are rugged and designed to withstand the
rigours of the lab or classroom
Clearly display circuits to learners to
develop their understanding of the topic
being studied
Allow for the building of solid foundational
knowledge with the ability to build on this
knowledge with advanced topics
Include curriculum which guides students
through the experiments and saves
teachers preparation time
Locktronics kits have been very simple to use, and the
printed symbols have allowed learners to see how the
circuit diagrams they are learning from are really put
together. The kits are robust, very adaptable, and easy
to store and keep track of - ideal for use with teenagers,
and easy to look after in a classroom environment.
They are simple to connect and use, with a wide range
of components and kits available to adapt to the needs
of the National 5 and Higher curriculum for Engineering
Science in Scotland. I have found that Locktronics
has added a welcome practical experience that can
make learning more real - circuits can be designed and
simulated in other software packages such as Yenka, but
this doesn’t replace real testing in real life.
Graham Dick, Buckhaven High School, Scotland
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Science/Physics
Suitable for studies in Science at KS1
and KS2: ages 5 to 11.
Suitable for studying electricity as part
of a science course from ages 11 to 16.
(In the UK suitable for KS3 and KS4).
Fundamentals of electricity
Electricity, magnetism and materials V2
This kit provides an introduction to the fundamentals of
electricity. It is ideal for those who are completely new to the
subject, and is suitable for use from ages 8+. The kit is supplied
with 30 pages of notes and worksheets on CD ROM.
This kit provides a comprehensive range of practical assignments
in electricity and magnetism and is ideal for those who are
studying science and electricity within a wide variety of academic
or vocational courses. The kit is supplied with a comprehensive
set of worksheets that cover the electrical properties of materials
and introduce students to electricity.
Learning objectives / experiments
What is electricity?
Simple electrical components
The simplest circuit
Conductors and insulators
Switches
Two way switches
Series circuits
Parallel circuits
Buzzers
Motors
Learning objectives / experiments
Electrical properties of materials
Simple circuits
Heat and magnetism
Basic circuit symbols
Current flow
Series and parallel circuits
Patterns of voltage and current
Electrical sensors
Relays and electromagnets
Instruments
To deliver this course you will also need:
LK1110
Multimeter pack
Components included
Components included
1
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
400 Turn coil carrier
1
Power supply
1
Thermistor, 4.7k, NTC (DIN)
1
Resistor, 12 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
LED, red, 12V (SB)
1
Motor, 6V, open frame
1
Voltmeter, 0V to 15V
1
Curriculum CD ROM
3
MES bulb, 6.5V, 0.3A
1
Photodiode
1
Relay, reed, normally open
9
Connecting Link
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
2
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
3
Lampholder, MES
1
Power supply
Pair of leads, red and black, 600mm, 4mm
to croc clip
1
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
Pair of leads, red and black, 600mm, 4mm to
croc clip
1
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
1
Fuse/universal component carrier
1
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1
Small bar magnet
1
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Buzzer, 6V, 15mA
1
Locktronics User Guide
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Connecting Link
1
Buzzer, 12V, 15mA
1
Motor 3 to 12V DC, 0.7A
1
Switch, reed, normally open
3
Lampholder, MES
1
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1
4 x 4 baseboard with 4mm pillars and
battery holders
1
Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
Ammeter, 0A to 1A
1
EMM V2 Accessories pack
2
MES bulb, 2.5V, 0.2A
1
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Resistor 1M, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, 47K, 1/4W, 5%
Ordering information
Fundamentals of electricity with baseboard, storage
tray and DC power supply.
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ANSI
LK6444
LK6444A
LK6816
Ordering information
Electricity, magnetism and materials solution with
storage, baseboard and power supply.
Corresponding curriculum
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ANSI
LK9071-2
LK9071-2A
LK7325 & LK7326
Science/Physics
Suitable for studies in science age 11
– 16 and for environmental courses.
Ideal for STEM.
Suitable for studying electricity as part
of a Physics course aged 16 to 18 (A
level courses in the UK).
Energy and the environment
Physics A level kit
This course provides an introduction to renewable energy
generation and energy saving measures through intelligent
building control. As such, it addresses the aims of a number of
courses in Science and Technology. A comprehensive set of
curriculum worksheets and supporting documentation deliver
experiments to illuminate the issues raised.
The kit provides a comprehensive range of practical
assignments for electricity and magnetism and is ideal for
those who are studying science and electricity at a more
advanced level. The kit is supplied with a comprehensive
set of worksheets and teachers’ notes.
Note
Learning objectives
To add PICmicro investigation to this kit please see the PICmicro
add-on kit on our web site.
To add Operational amplifier investigation to this kit the Op-amp
add-on kit on page 23.
Advantages / disadvantages of renewable energy sources:
photovoltaic, wind, wave, hydroelectric
Solar cells and their operation
Electricity generators
Solar heating and energy storage
Voltage regulation
Efficiency of a filament lamp and LED lamp
Insulation and double glazing
Energy efficient building design using microcontrollers
Instruments
To deliver this course you will also need:
Multimeter pack
HP7894
Signal generator
HP8279
Picoscope
Components included
Instruments
To deliver this course you will also need:
LK1110
LK1110
Multimeter pack
Components included
1
Resistor, 10 ohm, 1W 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, 5.6k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
1:1 transformer with retractable ferrite core
1
Transformer, 2:1 turns ratio
1
Capacitor, 22,000uF, Electrolytic 16V
1
Resistor, 3.9 ohm, 3W, 5% (DIN)
1
Phototransitor
1
Potentiometer, 250 ohm (DIN)
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Thermistor, 4.7k, NTC (DIN)
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
USB reprogrammable PIC carrier with
power lead
2
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Resistor, 22k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, 2.2k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Capacitor, 2,200 uF, Electrolytic, 25V
2
Thermistor, 470 ohm, NTC (DIN)
2
Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
Constantan Wire Carrier, 0.075 x 500mm
1
Phototransitor
1
Lampholder, MES, for automotive LEDs
1
LED, red, 12V (SB)
1
Nichrome Wire Carrier, 0.21 x 500mm
2
Lampholder, MES
2
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
Resistor, 47 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
Nichrome Wire Carrier, 0.075 x 250mm
12
Connecting Link
1
Locktronics User Guide
1
Choke, 47mH
1
Nichrome Wire Carrier, 0.075 x 500mm
1
Solar cell
1
MES bulb, 6.5V, 0.3A
1
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1
Capacitor, 1,000 uF, Electrolytic 30V
1
Hand cranked generator
1
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
1
Power supply
1
Small bar magnet
1
MES bulb, 6V, 0.04A
1
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
1
Slotted opto sensor with 2mm to 4mm lead
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Resistor, 68 ohm 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
2
Power supply
1
Energy Meter
1
Locktronics User Guide
3
AA battery holder carrier
1
Capacitor, 22,000uF, Electrolytic 16V
1
Resistor, 270 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, 270 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
3
MES bulb, 6V, 0.04A
1
LED, red, 5V (SB)
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
400 turn induction coil
1
MES bulb, 12V, LED, white
1
Resistor 1M, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Capacitor, 1 uF, Polyester
3
Lampholder, MES
1
Resistor, 47K, 1/4W, 5%
1
Resistor, 47K, 1/4W, 5%
Ordering information
Energy and environment solution including storage,
power supply and energy meter.
Corresponding curriculum
DIN
ANSI
LK7345-2
LK7345-2A
LK7122
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Power supply carrier with battery symbol
Connecting Link
Ordering information
Physics A level solution with storage, baseboard and
power supplies.
Corresponding curriculum
DIN
ANSI
LK9329
LK9329A
LK7664 & LK7773
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Science/Physics
Suitable for extending work in Physics
to various topics at ages 16 to 18. Ideal
for STEM.
Class pool kit
This ‘one per class’ kit is designed to give you a flexible suite of parts
that can be added to the Electrical and electronic principles pack
to allow a much wider range of experiments and demonstration in
Electronics from our Operational Amplifiers, PICmicro, Logic and
Energy and environment solutions. The pack also includes useful
equipment for teaching Lenz’s law, Faraday’s law and motor
principles.
Learning objectives / experiments
AC circuits
Capacitors
Fleming’s laws
Inductors
Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws
Transformers
Batteries in series and parallel
Internal resistance of batteries
Power dissipation and efficiency
Potential dividers
Resistivity
Kirchoff ’s laws
Instruments
To deliver this course you will also need:
LK1110
Multimeter pack
HP7894
Signal generator
HP8279
Picoscope
Components included
2 Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
2 MES bulb, 6.5V, 0.3A
2
NOT Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
Lead, red, 300mm, 4mm to 2mm stackable
2 Capacitor, 10 uF, Electrolytic, 25V
2
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Capacitor. 4.7uF, Electrolytic, 25V
2
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Capacitor, 1 uF, Polyester
1
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Capacitor, 0.1 uF, Polyester
4
Connecting Link
1
Thermistor, 4.7k, NTC (DIN)
1
Low power solar motor
1
Thermistor, 470 ohm, NTC (DIN)
1
Speaker
1
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
1
Energy Meter
1
Resistor, variable, 250 ohm
1
Solar cell
1
Potentiometer, 25 ohm (DIN)
1
Slotted opto sensor with 2mm to 4mm lead
1
Resistor, 270k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
NOR Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
1
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
1
Capacitor, 100uF, Electrolytic, 25V
1
Resistor, 22k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
OR Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
1
Bridge rectifier
2
Lead, black, 300mm, 4mm to 2mm stackable
1
Resistor, 180 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
AND Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
1
Resistor, 120 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
USB reprogrammable PIC carrier with
power lead
1
Resistor, 47 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
Op Amp module (TL081)
1
Resistor, 10 ohm, 1W 5% (DIN)
1
Hand cranked generator
1
Switch, on/off, metal strip
2
400 turn induction coil
1
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
Faraday’s law kit
1
LED, yellow, 12V (SB)
1
Lenz’s law kit
1
LED, green, 12V (SB)
1
Motor 3 to 12V DC, 0.7A
2
LED, red, 12V (SB)
1
Fleming’s motor rule apparatus
1
Lampholder, MES, for automotive LEDs
1
Choke, 200mH
1
MES bulb, 12V, LED, white
1
Choke, 10mH
1
Resistor, 100k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
NAND Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead- ANSI
Ordering information
Electrical and electronics principles class pool kit.
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ANSI
LK6802
LK6802A
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Technology/Computer science
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Our learning solutions:
New Schools Edition of Flowcode provides
superb learning platform
Free Flowcode SE licences for students
learning at home with every SE purchase
Learning solutions for PIC, Arduino or RPi
Hardware, software and curriculum
Ideal for collaboration between Technology
and Computer science departments
“The staff at Matrix have been very helpful since the first tentative pricing
inquiry. I have been given very honest and reliable advice about what
products suit my needs and the national curriculum I am delivering, including
what products I need and the ones I don’t.
Follow-up customer care has been very impressive and on a personal level
- if I have any technical queries Matrix have been only a phone call or an
email away. I can thoroughly recommend the training courses offered for
Flowcode, where the training materials were first class, delegates were very
well looked after, and assistance was always available.
Overall, I am delighted to recommend Matrix to other schools who want to
start delivering Engineering Science courses, or who need to replace old kit
coming to the end of its time.”
Graham Dick, Buckhaven High School, Scotland
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Technology/Computer science
Suitable for a wide variety
of courses in electronics and
technology age 11 – 16.
Suitable for Design
Technology age 11 – 16.
PICmicro microcontroller systems investigation
Simple microcontroller circuits
This new kit allows students to investigate circuits and systems
based on the popular PICmicro microcontroller. The kit focuses on
system construction with a pre-programmed PIC carrier which
includes 8 programs, selectable by hardware switches. The
work can be extended to include programming of PICmicro®
microcontrollers using flowcharts with our Flowcode software. A
full curriculum pack is included.
This solution introduces students to the basic principles of
circuit construction and prototyping using a breadboard and a
few simple electronic components. The PDF manual includes 10
simple microcontroller circuits along with guides to developing
the associated control programs using Flowcode. This low
cost solution is an ideal starting point for students of Design
and Technology who want to understand how to incorporate
microcontrollers into their projects. Needs Flowcode SE software.
Requires USB cable.
Learning objectives / experiments
Switch inputs
Sensors and sensor circuits
Digital comparators
Driving transducers
Output transducers
DC motor speed control
Open and closed loop control
Learning objectives /experiments
Microcontroller programming and circuits
Microcontroller clocks, pins, inputs, outputs, ports,
Programming using flowcharts: input, system, output, loops, decision,
subroutine, go to, calculations, delays, simple variables, A/D
conversion, pulse and tone generation
Components: switches, LEDs, sensors, buzzers, resistors, potential
dividers
Logic: AND, OR, NAND, NOR, NOT
Components included
Prototype board in use
1
Power supply
1
LED, yellow, 5V (SB)
1
USB reprogrammable PIC carrier with
power lead
1
MES bulb, 6.5V, 0.3A
1
Light dependent resistor
2
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
USB2 high speed A to mini B lead
16
Connecting Link
2
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Buzzer
1
Photodiode
1
Lampholder, MES
1
Thermistor, 4.7k, NTC (DIN)
3
470R resistors
3
LEDs (red, green, orange)
2
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
Transistor RHF, NPN
1
1K resistor
3
Push to make switches
2
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1
Motor 3 to 12V DC, 0.7A
1
4k7 trimmer
1
Lengths single core wire
1
Buzzer, 6V, 15mA
1
Resistor, 2.2k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
USB prototype board
1
Pack connector leads
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Resistor 1M, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
2
LED, red, 5V (SB)
1
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
LED, green, 5V (SB)
1
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
Locktronics User Guide
Ordering information
PICmicro systems solution with storage tray,
baseboard and power supply
DIN
LK8922-2
Components included
ANSI
LK8922-2A
You may also need:
Ordering information
Simple microcontroller circuits solution
SE3829-2
Class set of 20
SE4758-2
Curriculum pack (PIC)
SE3830
Curriculum pack (Arduino)
SE1498
You may also need:
Flowcode SE 50 user licence
FC6SE50
USB cable
Curriculum pack
LK7209
Flowcode SE 50 user licence
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HPUSB
FC6SE50
Technology/Computer science
Suitable for Design
Technology age 11 – 16.
Suitable for Computer
Science age 11 – 16.
Design and make electronic products solution
Computer science and control 1
This solution is designed to provide a framework to allow
students to first investigate the design of electronic products
and then to design and manufacture a project of their own.
The curriculum first guides students through a number
of pre-built designs based on our PIC project board and
pre-designed Solidworks projects. Students then undertake a
design brief to develop an electromechanical project of their
own. Needs Flowcode SE software. Requires USB cable.
This kit of parts allows Computer Science students to develop an
understanding of simple control systems and to develop
programs using flow charts. The kit uses our MIAC controller as a
PC slave and as an embedded microcontroller target. The kit
includes switches, bulbs, motors and sensors which plug into the
MIAC using 4mm connectors to allow students to cement their
understanding of control using real physical parts. Requires
Flowcode SE software.
Learning objectives /experiments
Learning objectives /experiments
Microcontroller based systems
Control system theory of simple systems: Input, system,
output, open loop, closed loop
Programming using flowcharts: input, system, output, loops, decision,
subroutine, go to, calculations, delays, variables, strings, A/D
conversion, interrupts, hardware macros, software macros, arrays
Control components: switch, light sensor, bulbs, motors
Industrial controllers, Microcontroller based systems
Controlling DC motors, servo motors, stepper motors, solenoids and
pneumatic systems
Investigating electro mechanical designs
Packaging and packaging design for electronic products using
Solidworks® CAD
Designing, making and testing electronic products using Flowcode
Designing, making, testing and evaluating mechanical products
using laser cutters, 3D printers and other CAD/CAM resources
Writing up projects
Egg timer project with mechanics created in Solidworks
Components included
1
Relay
3
1
DC motor
1
MES lamp holder
Red MES LED bulb
1
Stepper motor
1
Yellow MES LED bulb
1
Servo motor
1
White MES LED bulb
1
Reed switch
1
Solenoid
1
Toggle switches
1
USB project board
Components included
Ordering information
Design and make electronics products pack
SE4855
Class set of 20
SE9885
You may also need:
USB cable
HPUSB
1
Cased MIAC
2
MES LED bulbs
1
Power supply
1
4mm Light sensor
1
USB lead
2
4mm to 4mm lead, black
2
4mm Push to make switches
2
4mm to 4mm lead, red
1
4mm DC motor
2
4mm MES bulb holders
Ordering information
Computer science and control 1
You may also need:
Flowcode SE 50 user licence
FC6SE50
Curriculum pack
SE3844,
SE3810
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Curriculum pack
SE4829-2
SE7761
You may also need:
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Suitable for Design technology and
Engineering Science age 11 – 18.
Ideal for STEM.
AW20792
Suitable for Design
technology and
Engineering Science age 11
– 18. Ideal for STEM.
The Automatics essentials solution
Electro-pneumatics add-on kit
This kit provides a complete introduction to pneumatic circuit
design and construction. The curriculum pack includes a
comprehensive set of worksheets that allow students to progress
from first principles through to circuits of moderate complexity;
including reciprocating circuits and generating sequences of
movements.
This kit supplements the Automatics essentials solution by adding
a selection of electrically operated valves and a range of sensors.
By following the curriculum, students will learn how to use these
new components to create systems in which pneumatics and
electrical circuits are combined into complete systems.
The electrical components are connected together quickly and
reliably using 4mm connectors, for which all of the necessary
leads and accessories are provided. Electrical components are
robustly mounted to the Automatics platform using the same
‘tee’ bolt system used for the pneumatic parts and are printed
with standard circuit symbols.
The solution is intended for students in their early teens and older
who are learning technology and engineering subjects. Tasks are
designed to be suitable for pairs of students sharing a single kit.
Everything you will need to teach the course is included in the
solution pack, with the exception of an air compressor.
Working two to a kit, students follow the detailed worksheets to
gain a comprehensive understanding of electro-pneumatics. By
the end of the course, students will be able to create reciprocating
and sequential circuits and will have an understanding of how
these are used to solve real world engineering problems.
Learning objectives
Understanding the different varieties of valves and where each is
appropriate in a system
Understanding the basic types of cylinder, controlling speed and the
factors that influence power output
Combining valves to produce logic functions
Semi-automatic and automatic reciprocation
Creating sequences of movements
Using reservoirs to create time delays
Air bleed and pilot operated circuits
Component symbols and circuit diagrams
Staying safe when using air at high pressure
Learning objectives
Understand the operation of electrically controlled pneumatic valves
Use of electrical switching to control circuit operation
Using microswitches to sense cylinder position
Sensing position without physical contact using reed switches
Expressing electrical circuits using ladder diagrams
Electrically operated reciprocal circuits
Sequential control circuits
Analysing real world problems and formulating solutions
Components included
1
Cylinder, single acting
2
Cylinder, double acting
1
Valve, 3/2, button-spring
1
Valve, 3/2, lever-spring
4
Valve, 3/2, roller-spring
1
Valve, 3/2, diaphragm
1
Valve, 5/2, lever-spring
3
Valve, 5/2, pilot-pilot
1
Valve, shuttle
2
Valve, flow control
1
Reservoir
1
Automatics platform
Components included
1
Manifold
1
Tubing, red, 5 m
2
Reed switch and holder
2
1
Tubing, yellow, 30 m
1
Tubing, blue, 30 m
2
Microswitch
1
Valve, 3/2, solenoid-spring
4
Connector, tee junction
1
Tee bolts (pack of 50)
1
Valve, 5/2, solenoid -spring
2
Valve, double solenoid
1
Tube cutting tool
1
Curriculum CD ROM
6
Lead, 4mm plugs, black
6
Lead, 4mm plugs, red
1
Set of storage trays
1
Power supply
1
Curriculum CD ROM
Ordering information
Ordering information
Automatics essentials solution
AU9020
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AU9015
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Compressor
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Technology/Computer science
Suitable for Design technology
and Engineering Science age
11 – 18. Ideal for STEM.
AW4955
Suitable for Design technology and
Engineering Science age 11 – 18.
Ideal for STEM.
Suitable for Computer Science
age 11 – 16.
Pneumatics control add-on kit
Introduction to Robotics
This kit extends your Automatics pneumatics solution by adding a
powerful programmable microcontroller unit, the MIAC, together
with the pneumatic components necessary to put it through its
paces.
This training solution provides a 20 hour course allowing
students to carry out a number of robotics practical exercises.
The Formula Flowcode robot is a high specification, low cost
microcontroller-controlled robot buggy which is great for
introducing students to programming and robotics in a fun
and motivating way with huge scope for further work and
competitions. The buggy is supplied with new simulations
in Flowcode 6/SE, a beginners’ course, easy to follow circuit
diagrams and information, and lots of follow on exercises and
expansion options (including Bluetooth, Wifi) using E-blocks.
By following the included curriculum, students will learn how
the combination of a controller and custom software can create
powerful and flexible pneumatic systems.
Students will learn how to establish the state of a pneumatic
machine using sensors, the use of logic to process that data and
the issuing of commands to the included solenoid valves.
Two versions of the curriculum are supplied. In the first, students
use pre-programmed control systems supplied in the MIAC’s
built in memory. A more advanced course, Control plus, teaches
students how to write their own programs for the controller.
Learning objectives
Reading sensors and switches
Issuing commands to the pneumatic circuits
Learning the difference between digital and analogue signals
Using flowcharts to visualise programs
Program flow and decision making
Programming sequences
Using feedback to enhance reliability and improve safety
Learning objectives /experiments
Microcontroller programming and robotics
Programming using flowcharts: input, system, output, loops, decision,
subroutine, go to, calculations, delays, simple variables, A/D
conversion
Robotic components: switches, LEDs, light sensors, distance
sensors, infrared sensors, audio level sensors, speaker, motor drivers,
motors and gearboxes
Robotic tactics including power control, motion control and steering,
motor characterisation, obstacle avoidance
Progressive exercises include: light following, line following, song and
dance, time trials, races, simple maze solving, creating custom mechanics
Control Plus
This curriculum introduces students to writing their own programs
for the control system.
This is done using our Flowcode software - which makes
programming easy by using graphical flowcharts. Note that you
may need to purchase Flowcode separately.
Buggy and a line following exercise
Components included
1
MIAC controller
2
Switch, push to make
1
Reed switch and holder
2
Valve, flow control
1
Light sensor
4
Valve, 3/2, solenoid-spring
1
Power supply
1
Power distribution carrier
6
Lead, 4mm plugs, red
6
Lead, 4mm plugs, black
2
Lead, 4mm plugs, yellow
1
Curriculum CD ROM
Ordering information
Ordering information
Formula Flowcode robot buggy
Automatics control add-on kit
AU9010
You may also need...
HP794
Maze walls
HP458
Starter class bundle
HP926
Automatics essentials solution
AU9020
Pro class bundle
HP600
Flowcode SE 50 user licence
FC6SE50
Curriculum pack
SE8832
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Technology/Computer science
Suitable for Computer
Science age 11 – 16.
Suitable for Design
Technology age 11 – 16.
Suitable for Computer
Science age 14 – 18.
Interface for model B+
under development
Programming Arduino microcontrollers
Programming the Rpi
This pack provides a great platform for students to learn how to
develop projects for Arduino and Arduino compatible hardware
systems. The pack includes an Arduino/ E-blocks interface board
and a ‘Combo’ board with switches, LEDs, 2 line 16 character LCD
and sensors. The hardware is fixed to one of our panels which
clearly shows the Arduino connections to the hardware and
associated circuit diagram. The hardware is available with an
optional book from Elektor which guides students through the
process of setting up the Arduino and developing hardware
programs for it using the Arduino C/C++ software environment.
Arduino board not included.
This hardware only pack provides a great platform for students
to learn how to develop projects for the Raspberry pi computer.
The pack includes a Rpi/E-blocks interface board and a ‘Combo’
board with switches, LEDs, 2 line 16 character LCD display and
sensors. The hardware is supplied with an optional book from
Elektor which guides students through the process of setting up
the Rpi and developing hardware programs for it. RPi board not
included.
Learning objectives / experiments
Getting started: SD card, keyboard, mouse, display, internet
connection etc.
A quick tour: LX terminal, Debian reference, Midori, Wifi configuration,
Scratch, tools
Software intro: installing, Debian Linux, Bash, Python, Javascript
GPIO: LEDs, flashing LEDs, switches, timers, pin comms
More power: interface chips
PWM: fixed frequency, variable frequency, brightness control
SPI: Introduction, D/A and A/D systems
I2C: introduction, I/O extender, digital thermometer
RS232: loopback, echo, ADC
Web server: HTML server, CGI,
Client server: TCP multiplication, LED control, DAC, wave generator,
voltmeter, echo, light meter
Accelerate your student’s learning with a copy of Flowcode for Arduino.
Learning objectives / experiments
Arduino boards and chip architecture
Arduino software tools and programming
Arduino command set: void, if-else, types, outputs, delays, case, break,
while, for
Simple programs with LEDs
Serial communications and LCDs
Analogue and digital signals
Sensors and motor control
Interrupts and timer interrupts
Components included
1
Arduino E-blocks interface shield
1
E-blocks Combo board
1
Power supply
1
USB cable
Components included
Ordering information
1
RPi to E-blocks expansion board with cable
1
Power supply
1
E-blocks Combo board
Development board and Arduino shield combo
HP7745
Ordering information
‘Mastering microcontrollers’ book
HP2686
Development board and RPi interface board combo
HP4930
Flowcode for PIC and Arduino 50
FC6SE50AVR
’45 projects for the Raspberry Pi’ book
HP3091
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Engineering
In this section we present some of our solutions for learning various aspects
of engineering. In most cases these link to a British BTEC qualification which is
considered by many in the UK to be the gold standard in engineering education.
Remember that if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for you can make
up your own solution from the many parts in the various ranges.
Our learning solutions:
Deliver a focus on ‘learning through
building’ which motivates and challenges
students
Take students from understanding of basic
engineering principles through to complex,
focused engineering topics
Provide solutions in topics including
electronics, robotics, automation and
mechatronics
Deliver fantastic value for money with
multiple hours of learning curriculum and
teachers notes with each offering
The School of Electronic and Aeronautical Engineering (SEAE), one of the British Army’s
key training establishments in the United Kingdom, has reacted to the need to dominate
the Digital Battlefield by equipping a number of classrooms and project rooms with a
comprehensive range of E-Block modules and Flowcode. The E-blocks system has
enabled SEAE to develop courses to teach the students fault-finding procedures
applicable to microprocessor and/or embedded microcontroller systems.
This means that the students can develop practical experience of designing, programming
and building systems similar to what they will encounter during an operational tour of duty.
A particular success has been the student project work on CAN bus which is a
communications system used to link sub systems together in military vehicles.
Students are split into groups, given real automotive components and tasked with
developing a functional vehicle electronic control system.
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Basic engineering
Suitable for much of unit 7 of the
BTEC First award in Engineering:
Electronic devices and
communication applications.
Suitable for much of unit 4 of the
BTEC First award in Engineering:
‘Applied electrical science’.
Electricity, magnetism and materials
Electronic devices and communication applications
The Electricity, magnetism and materials solution provides a
comprehensive range of practical assignments in electricity
and magnetism and is ideal for those who are studying science
and electricity within a wide variety of academic or vocational
courses. The kit is supplied with a comprehensive set of
worksheets that cover the electrical properties of materials, and
introduce students to electricity.
This solution provides a broad-based introduction to electronics
and provides substantial syllabus coverage of the relevant BTEC
First Award (Unit 8). It provides a series of practical investigations
that allow students to unify theoretical work with practical skills
- from bulbs in series to radio circuits. The kit is supplied with
a comprehensive 60 page manual which includes experiments
and notes for teachers.
Learning objectives / experiments
Learning objectives / experiments
Electrical properties of materials
Simple circuits
Heat and magnetism
Basic circuit symbols
Current flow
Series and parallel circuits
Patterns of voltage and current
Electrical sensors
Relays and electromagnets
Phototransistors and thermistors
Diodes and their function
Combinational logic
Transistors as a switch/amplifier
Operational amplifiers
Timers
Simple radio circuits
Instruments
To deliver this course you will also need:
LK1110
Multimeter pack
Components included
1
Systems block, 555 timer, with 4mm to
2mm lead
2
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
2
Resistor, 100k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
2
Transistor RHF, NPN
2
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Transistor RHF, PNP
2
LED, red, 5V (SB)
1
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
1:1 transformer with retractable ferrite core
Instruments
1
Voltmeter, +/- 7.5V
To deliver this course you will also need:
1
Op Amp Carrier (TL081) with 2mm to 4mm
Lead
LK1110
1
Speaker
2
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Motor 3 to 12V DC, 0.7A
1
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
Capacitor, 0.47 uF, Polyester
Multimeter pack
Components included
18
1
Connecting Link
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
400 Turn coil carrier
2
Power supply
2
1
Power supply
1
Thermistor, 4.7k, NTC (DIN)
2
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Thermistor, 4.7k, NTC (DIN)
Voltmeter, 0V to 15V
1
Capacitor, 47uF, Electrolytic, 25V
1
Resistor, 12 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
LED, red, 12V (SB)
1
1
Motor, 6V, open frame
1
Voltmeter, 0V to 15V
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Diode, germanium
1
Phototransitor
1
Relay, reed, normally open
1
Locktronics User Guide
1
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
2
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Pair of leads, red and black, 600mm, 4mm
to croc clip
1
NOT Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
1
Capacitor, 4n7, Ceramic
1
NOR Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
3
Lampholder, MES
2
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm
stackable
3
MES bulb, 12V, 0.1A
1
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
1
Fuse/universal component carrier
1
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
OR Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
1
Capacitor, 100pF, Ceramic
9
Connecting Link
1
Buzzer, 12V, 15mA
1
NAND Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
1
Choke, 10mH
3
Lampholder, MES
1
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1
AND Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
1
Dual rail power supply carrier
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
Ammeter, 0mA to 100mA
1
Buzzer, 6V, 15mA
1
Ammeter, 0A to 1A
1
EMM V2 Accessories pack
1
Phototransitor
2
Capacitor. 4.7uF, electrolytic, 25V
1
Resistor 1M, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, 47K, 1/4W, 5%
1
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
Resistor, 47K, 1/4W, 5%
Ordering information
Electricity, magnetism and materials solution with
storage, baseboard and power supply.
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ANSI
LK9071-2
LK9071-2A
LK7325 & LK7326
Ordering information
Intermediate electronic engineering solution with
storage, baseboard and power supply.
Corresponding curriculum
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DIN
ANSI
LK3889
LK3889A
LK8293
Basic engineering
Suitable for unit 13 of BTEC First in
Engineering : Operation and maintenance
of electronic systems and Unit 60, BTEC
National in Engineering: Fault finding.
Suitable for much of unit 24 of the BTEC First award
in Engineering : Operation and maintenance of fluid
power systems and components.
Fault finding in electronic circuits
Automatics interactive courseware
This solution allows students to gain experience of fault finding
on several analogue and digital systems. Students first learn how
to use test equipment and test the major groups of active and
passive components. Then students are given a fully working
circuit so that they can understand the circuit’s function.
Supervisors then insert one of a number of faults on each circuit
and the student must deduce the fault through the use of the
appropriate instruments.
The automatics interactive courseware is a complete pneumatics
and automation curriculum in the form of an interactive PC
application.
Faulty components are clearly marked underneath the carrier.
Five fully tested and assembled circuits supplied: one set is
sufficient for 10 students working in rotation.
Learning objectives
Safety in fault finding
Using multimeters
PC based oscilloscopes
Testing diodes and transistors
Students are guided through the construction of systems using
onscreen simulations of the physical Automatics components
and a simple drag and drop interface.
The courseware is a complete curriculum, covering everything
from basic component identification and learning circuit symbols,
through to the construction of complete automated systems.
The similarity between the graphical representation and real
components then make it very simple for students to apply what
they have learned when they are constructing real systems using
the Automatics hardware solutions.
Automatics interactive courseware is compatible with all versions
of Windows from Windows 95 upwards, and has very modest PC
requirements. It is available with an educational site licence.
Fault finding circuits:
Combinational logic circuit
Counter circuit
Motor control circuit
Regulated AC power supply circuit
Astable multivibrator
Class C transistor amplifier circuit
Learning objectives
Single and double acting cylinders
Three port valves, valve actuators, flow control valves, five port valves,
pilot-operated five port valves
Piston speed control with flow control valves
Semi-automatic return circuits, automatic return circuits and
applications
Reservoirs, time delays and applications, diaphragm valves, pressure
decay sensing
AND and OR functions
Sequential circuits and applications, cascade method
Electrical control of pneumatics with solenoid valves, switches, toggle
switches, microswitches, reed switches, and computer control
Circuit diagrams and circuit symbols
Force exerted by a cylinder and calculations
Instroke and outstroke forces and calculations
Construction of pneumatic and electropneumatic systems
Instruments
To deliver this course you will also need:
LK1110
Multimeter pack
HP7894
Signal generator
HP8279
Picoscope
Components included
5
Power supplies
1
AC power supply circuit
1
Combinational logic circuit
1
Multivibrator circuit
1
Counter circuit
1
Class C amplifier
1
Motor control circuit
1
Set fault components
Virtual lab on solenoid valves
Ordering information
Fault finding in electronic circuits
LK3566
Ordering information
Corresponding curriculum
LK9333
Automatics interactive courseware site licence
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Basic engineering
Suitable for much of unit 24
of the BTEC Higher National
award in Engineering :
Applications of pneumatics
and hydraulics.
The Automatics essentials solution
This kit provides a complete introduction to pneumatic circuit
design and construction. The curriculum pack includes a
comprehensive set of worksheets that allow students to progress
from first principles through to circuits of moderate complexity;
including reciprocating circuits and generating sequences of
movements.
The solution is intended for students in their early teens and older
who are learning technology and engineering subjects. Tasks are
designed to be suitable for pairs of students sharing a single kit.
Everything you will need to teach the course is included in the
solution pack, with the exception of an air compressor.
Learning objectives
Understanding the different varieties of valves and where each is
appropriate in a system
Understanding the basic types of cylinder, controlling speed and the
factors that influence power output
Combining valves to produce logic functions
Semi-automatic and automatic reciprocation
Creating sequences of movements
Using reservoirs to create time delays
Air bleed and pilot operated circuits
Component symbols and circuit diagrams
Staying safe when using air at high pressure
Components included
1
Cylinder, single acting
2
Cylinder, double acting
1
Valve, 3/2, button-spring
1
Valve, 3/2, lever-spring
4
Valve, 3/2, roller-spring
1
Valve, 3/2, diaphragm
1
Valve, 5/2, lever-spring
3
Valve, 5/2, pilot-pilot
1
Valve, shuttle
2
Valve, flow control
1
Reservoir
1
Automatics platform
1
Manifold
1
Tubing, red, 5 m
1
Tubing, yellow, 30 m
1
Tubing, blue, 30 m
4
Connector, tee junction
1
Tee bolts (pack of 50)
1
Tube cutting tool
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Set of storage trays
Ordering information
Automatics essentials solution
AU9020
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Compressor
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Electrical engineering
Suitable for much of unit 25 of the BTEC
National award in Engineering : Selecting
and using Programmable Logic Controllers.
Suitable for much of unit 6 of the BTEC National award
in Engineering : Electrical and electronic principles.
Suitable for much of units 6 and 101 of the
BTEC Higher National award in Engineering :
Electrical and electronic principles
Intermediate electrical and electronic principles
Industrial sensors, actuator and control applications
This kit, with its accompanying workbook, is intended to reinforce
the learning that takes place in the classroom or lecture room for
intermediate level electrical engineering. The 70 page workbook
provides a series of practical activities and investigations that
are designed to complement learning in the classroom and a
comprehensive set of teacher’s notes is included.
This kit provides an introduction to the role of industrial
controllers - under control of conventional controller software,
as well as with third party applications like LabViewTM and Visual
BasicTM. Students are given several industrial applications that
they need to construct and develop programs for and sample
applications in Flowcode, Visual Basic and LabView are provided.
Learning objectives / experiments
Learning objectives / experiments
Current and voltage measurement
Current and voltage dividers
Kirchoff ’s laws
Power in DC circuits
Electrostatics and capacitors
AC measurements
L-R, C-R and L-C-R circuits
Transformers
Diode characteristics
Half and full wave bridge rectifiers
DC motors with speed control
Stepper motors
Relays and solenoids
Temperature and light sensors
Potential dividers and their use
Transistors as switches
Electric controllers and their function
Open and closed loop feedback
Control system operation and function
Control of systems using Flowcode, Visual Basic and LabView
Instruments
To deliver this course you will also need:
LK1110
Multimeter pack
Components included
Instruments
1
Relay, 12V coil, 10A, normally open
1 Microswitch
To deliver this course you will also need:
4
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1 LED, green, 12V (SB)
LK1110
4
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1 Buzzer, 12V, 15mA
6
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1 Solenoid
1
Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1 Motor 3 to 12V DC, 0.7A
1
Switch, reed, normally open
1 Power supply carrier with battery symbol
2
LED, red, 12V (SB)
1 Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
1
Lampholder, MES
1 Cased MIAC with Shrouded 4mm Connectors
6
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1 Power supply
1
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
1 USB2 high speed A to mini B lead
1
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1 Small bar magnet
2
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1 MES bulb, 12V, LED, white
1
Phototransistor
1
Stepper Motor
Multimeter pack
Components included
1
Potentiometer, 250 ohm (DIN)
3
MES bulb, 12V, 0.1A
1
Voltmeter, 0V to 15V
1
AC voltage source carrier
3
AA battery holder carrier
1
Power supply
1
Choke, 47mH
Connecting Link
1
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
12
2
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Resistor, 180 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
400 Turn coil carrier
1
Resistor, 270 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
Capacitor, 1 uF, Polyester
1
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
1:1 transformer with retractable ferrite core
2
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Ammeter, 0mA to 100mA
1
Locktronics User Guide
1
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
Capacitor, 47uF, Electrolytic, 25V
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
Capacitor, 1,000 uF, Electrolytic 30V
1
Resistor, 22k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Transformer, 2:1 turns ratio
1
Capacitor, 2,200 uF, Electrolytic, 25V
1
Curriculum CD ROM
3
Lampholder, MES
2
Pair of leads, red and black, 600mm, 4mm
to croc clips
1
Capacitor, 150 uF, Electrolytic, 25V
1 Transistor LHF, NPN
14 Connecting Link
1
Potentiometer, 1k (DIN)
1
Resistor, 10 ohm, 1W 5% (DIN)
1 Locktronics User Guide
1 Curriculum CD ROM
1
Thermistor, 4.7k, NTC (DIN)
1 MIAC Getting Started Guide
1
LED, yellow, 12V (SB)
1 7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1 MES bulb, 14V, 0.06A
1
Resistor, 47K, 1/4W, 5%
2
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Capacitor, 100uF, Electrolytic, 25V
Ordering information
1
Diode, germanium
1
Resistor, 2.2k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Small bar magnet
Industrial sensor, actuator and control applications
solution with storage trays, power supply and leads.
1
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
1
Bridge rectifier
Ordering information
Intermediate electrical and electronic principles
Corresponding curriculum
Ordering information
DIN
ANSI
LK9862
LK9862A
LK6530
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Industrial sensor, actuator and control applications with
storage trays, PSU, leads and engineering panel
Corresponding curriculum
DIN
ANSI
LK5783
LK5783A
DIN
ANSI
LK6499
LK6499A
LK8739
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Suitable for unit 63 of the BTEC Higher
National award in Engineering: Electrical
power.
Three phase systems
This pack is suitable for initial investigations into three phase
systems. The pack includes the parts needed to set up three
phase systems based on star and delta topologies with balanced
and unbalanced loads. The pack allows power measurements to
be understood and it includes a low voltage three phase motor.
A full colour workbook with teacher’s notes is included on CD
ROM.
Learning objectives
Three phase circuits – star and delta
Phase relationships
Current and voltage phase relationships
Three phase inductance and reactance
Power in three phase systems
Motors in three phase systems
Components included
1
7x5 baseboard with 4mm pillars
3
Choke, 68mH
Connecting link
1
Capacitor, 2200mF, electrolytic, 25V
4
Lead, yellow 4mm to 4mm, stackable
1
Capacitor, 2.2mF, electrolytic, 25V
4
Lead, yellow 4mm to 4mm, stackable
1
Capacitor 33mF, non polarised
1
Three phase power supply
6
Diode, silicon, 1A
1
Three phase motor
3
MES lampholder
1
Potentiometer, 10k
3
MES bulb, 12V
3
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5%
3
Voltmeter, -7.5V/+7.5V
10
Recommended
Pico 4 input oscilloscope kit
HP5834
Ordering information
Three phase systems
LK4961
Curriculum pack
LK2686
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Suitable for use in a wide
range of syllabuses.
Suitable for use in a wide
range of syllabuses.
Operational amplifiers add-on pack
Combinational logic add-on packs
This add-on pack can be added to one of our basic kits to
allow students to investigate the properties and function
of operational amplifiers. It is suitable for students studying
engineering or applied science aged 16+. The solution includes
a 33 page workbook with student instructions and teacher’s
notes.
This kit is designed to be added to one of our basic kits to allow
extended work in understanding logic gates and combinational
logic systems. The pack starts by allowing students to understand
basic logic gate operation and builds up to circuits and systems
with up to four logic gates. A full set of worksheets and teacher’s
notes are provided on CD ROM.
Learning objectives / experiments
Learning objectives
Operational amplifier properties
Comparator and Schmitt trigger
Non-inverting and inverting amplifier
Voltage follower
Summing and different amplifier
Active filter
Relaxation oscillator
Logic gates NOT, AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR
Three input gates
Equivalent gates
Boolean expressions
Combinational logic circuits: adder, encoder, multiplexer
RS bistables
The operational amplifiers add-on kit can be added to our basic LK9071
Electricity, magnetism and materials kit.
Operational amplifiers add-on-kit
1
Capacitor, 100uF, Electrolytic, 25V
1
2
BNC male to dual 4mm binding post
3
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
AC voltage source carrier
1
Capacitor, 1 uF, Polyester
1
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
LED, red, 12V (SB)
1
Low power solar motor
1
LED, green, 12V (SB)
1
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Op Amp Carrier (TL081) with 2mm to 4mm
Lead
2
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Dual rail power supply carrier
1
AND gate carrier with 2mm to 4mm lead
1
XOR gate carrier with 2mm to 4mm lead
1
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
1
Speaker
1
OR gate carrier with 2mm to 4mm lead
3
LED, red, 5V
1
Capacitor, 0.1 uF, Polyester
1
Voltmeter, +/- 7.5V
1
NOT gate carrier with 2mm to 4mm lead
3
Switch, on/off metal strip
9
Connecting Link
1
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
NAND gate carrier with 2mm to 4mm lead
8
Connecting link
1
Thermistor, 470 ohm, NTC (DIN)
2
Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
NOR gate carrier with 2mm to 4mm lead
1
Resistor, 10k, 1/W, 5%
Ordering information
Operational amplifiers add-on-kit
Corresponding curriculum
Power supply
DIN
ANSI
LK6906
LK6906A
LK3061
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Components included
Ordering information
Combinational logic add-on pack
LK6904
Curriculum pack
LK2094
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Suitable for use in a wide
range of syllabuses.
Suitable for use in a wide
range of syllabuses.
Sequential logic add-on pack
Transistor amplifiers add-on pack
The worksheets used with this kit assume a customer has bought
one of our basic kits, like LK9071, as well as the Combinational
logic add-on pack, LK6904. Together these kits allow students
to do extended work in understanding sequential logic circuits
and systems. The pack starts by allowing students to understand
basic flip flop operation and builds up to the design of circuits
and systems with three flip flops. A full colour workbook with
teacher’s notes is included.
This add-on pack can be added to one of our basic kits to allow
students to understand the use of transistors in amplifier circuits.
Students construct a number of different types and classes of
transistor amplifiers including classes A, B and AB, and analyse
their behaviour. A full colour workbook, supplied in PDF format,
contains all the experiments, worksheets and teacher’s notes.
Learning objectives / experiments
Testing transistors
BJT transistor characteristics
Transistor as a switch
Transistor as an amplifier
Transformer coupled amplifier
Stabilised common-emitter amplifier
Two-stage amplifier
Push - pull amplifier
Learning objectives / experiments
JK Bistable
D-type flip flop
Monostables and bistables
Synchronous and asynchronous circuits
Debounce circuits
Latches
3 stage counter
BCD counter
7-segment displays
3 stage shift register – PISO and PIPO
R2R ladder DAC
Components included
1
Resistor, 1k, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
3
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, 5.6k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, 100k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Capacitor, 10 uF, Electrolytic, 25V
4
Connecting Link
1
Capacitor, 100uF, Electrolytic, 25V
1
Capacitor, 2,200 uF, Electrolytic, 25V
4
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm
stackable
4
Lead - red - 750mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Lead, red, 300mm, 4mm to 2mm
stackable
4
Lead, red, 300mm, 2mm to 2mm stackable
1
Lead, black, 300mm, 4mm to 2mm
stackable
1
Systems block, 555 timer, with 4mm to
2mm lead
Components included
2
Voltmeter, 0V to 15V
1
2
Resistor, 1k, 1/2W, 5%
1
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5%
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5%
1
Resistor, 270 ohm, 1/2W, 5%
1
Potentiometer, 250 ohm
2
Resistor, 100k, 1/4W, 5%
1
Capacitor, 47uF, Electrolytic, 25V
2
Transistor RHF, NPN
1
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
Connecting Link
1
Transistor RHF, PNP
4
Lead, black, 300mm, 2mm to 2mm
stackable
3
D-Type Flip-Flop (horizontal) with 2mm to
4mm lead
3
2
Capacitor. 4.7uF, electrolytic, 25V
1
Switch, push to make, metal strip
3
Resistor, 22k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
3
LED, Red, 5V
1
LED, Red
1
Motor 3 to 12V DC, 0.7A
1
Systems block counter/display
2
Ammeter, 0mA to 100mA
Ordering information
Ordering information
Sequential logic add-on pack
LK6905
Transistor amplifiers add-on pack
LK9435
Curriculum pack
LK9945
Curriculum pack
LK4403
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Suitable for unit 35 of
the BTEC National in
Engineering: Principles and
applications of Electronic
Devices and Circuits.
Suitable for unit 39 of the
BTEC Higher National award
in Engineering: Electronic
principles.
Principles and applications of Electronic Devices
and Circuits
Advanced electronic principles
The experiments in this pack are designed for the more advanced
students of electronics who needs to understand the theory and
practice of a wide range of electronic components and circuits:
from basic diode circuits through to feedback and oscillator design.
The 42 experiments are guided by a 100 page book and full
instructor notes are included.
This unit provides a practical introduction to basic electronic
devices and analogue and digital electronic principles. It provides
learners with an opportunity to investigate the operation of
diodes, transistors operational amplifiers, logic gates, and their
associated circuits. The pack includes a full suite of worksheets
and a teacher’s guide.
Learning objectives / experiments
Learning objectives / experiments
Semiconductor devices: diodes, zener diodes, transitors, photodiodes,
thyristor, voltage regulator, operational amplifiers. Semiconductor
circuits: Full and half wave rectifiers, transistors as switches and
amplifiers
Amplifiers: characteristics, power amplifiers (A, B, AB), inverting, noninverting, tuned, integrator, differentiator, comparator, Schmitt, filters
(high pass, low pass, band pass, notch)
Amplifiers with feedback
Oscillators: Wien bridge, twin T, RC ladder, LC coupled, crystal
Diodes and zener diodes
Half wave rectifiers
NPN and PNP transistors
Transistors bias and circuits
Transistor amplifiers
Operational amplifiers
Inverting and non-inverting amplifiers
Filters and oscillators
AND, OR, NAND, NOR, and NOT gates
Combinational logic circuits
RS and JK flip flops
Counters and shift registers
Components included
Components included
2
Power supply
1
AC voltage source carrier
1
Voltmeter, 0V to 15V
1
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
Capacitor, 1,000 uF, Electrolytic 30V
1
Transformer, 2:1 turns ratio
1
Low power solar motor
3
Resistor, 1k, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
3
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, 270 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
2
Resistor, 180 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
Potentiometer, 250 ohm (DIN)
2
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
2
Resistor, 100k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
2
Capacitor, 47uF, Electrolytic, 25V
1
Transistor RHF, NPN
1
Transistor LHF, NPN
1
Diode, germanium
3
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
1
Zener diode, 4.7V
1
Thyristor
12
Connecting Link
1
Zener diode, 8.2V
1
1
Transistor LHF, PNP
1
Bridge rectifier
1
Thermistor, 4.7k, NTC (DIN)
2
Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
2
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
2
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
2
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Capacitor, 100uF, Electrolytic, 25V
1
Capacitor, 1 uF, Polyester
4
Capacitor. 4.7uF, electrolytic, 25V
2
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
Switch, on/off, metal strip
Transistor RHF, PNP
1
Capacitor, variable, 15-140pF
3
Capacitor, 0.47 uF, Polyester
1
Resistor, 1k, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
1
Resistor, 2.2k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Switch, changeover, toggle
9
Connecting Link
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Resistor, 500k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
Op Amp Carrier (TL081) with 2mm to 4mm
Leads
1
2200uF capacitor
1
Power supply
1
Resistor, 200k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Capacitor, 1nF, Polyester
1
Full wave rectifier
1
Potentiometer 250ohm
1
Curriculum CD ROM
2
LED, Red
1
4v7 zener diode
1
6v8 zener diode
1
Motor 3 to 12V DC, 0.7A
1
AA battery holder carrier
1
Voltmeter, 0V to 15V
1
Pair of leads, red and black, 600mm, 4mm
to croc clip
1
2:1 transformer with retractable ferrite core
2
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
Dual rail power supply carrier
2
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Operational amplifier add-on pack
1
Combinational logic add-on pack
2
Ammeter, 0mA to 100mA
1
Photodiode
1
Sequential logic add-on pack
1
Transistor amplifier add-on pack
1
Triac
1
Transistor. JGFET
1
Phototransistor
Ordering information
Ordering information
Principles and applications of electronic devices
and circuits
LK9422
Curriculum pack
LK9331
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Advanced electronic principles
Corresponding curriculum
DIN
ANSI
LK6804
LK6804A
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Suitable for unit 66 of the BTEC Higher
National award in Engineering : Electrical,
electronic and digital principles.
Advanced electrical, electronic and digital principles
This pack brings together the different aspects of electrical,
electronic and digital principles. Students start by understanding
circuit theorems to analyse voltage and current in electrical
circuits with passive components. Having learned the basic
principles students move on to understanding circuits containing
reactive components with series and parallel combinations.
Then they construct a number of different types and classes of
amplifiers: discrete and based on op-amps. Finally, students
investigate digital components and simple digital logic circuits. A
full colour workbook with teacher’s notes is included on CD ROM.
Learning objectives / experiments
Series and parallel LCR circuits
Frequency response and Q factor of reactive circuits
Norton, Kirchoff, Thevenin theorems
Superposition and maximum power transfer
Transistor amplifiers – A, B, AB
Logic gates NOT, AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR
Simple logic gate circuits
Combinational logic circuits
Sequential logic circuits
Instruments
To deliver this course you will also need:
LK1110
Multimeter pack
HP8279
Picoscope
Components included
1
1
Advanced electrical principles pack
Combinational logic add-on pack
1
Ordering information
Advanced electrical, electronic and digital principles
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DIN
ANSI
LK9044
LK9044A
LK8473, LK8749,
LK2094, LK4403
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Suitable for unit 59 of the BTEC
National award in Engineering:
Microprocessor systems
and applications.
Suitable for unit 59 of the BTEC
National award in Engineering:
Microprocessor systems and
applications.
Programming PIC microcontrollers with flow charts
Programming Arduino microcontrollers
with flow charts
This pack guides students through the process of developing
microcontroller based electronic products using flowcharts
with our Flowcode software. The pack includes a downstream
‘Combo’ board with switches, LEDs, LCD and sensors, and a PIC
programmer board with Ghost technology - which provides
in-circuit-debug, oscilloscope, logic analyser and packet decoder
functions. Circuit connections are provided using one of our
new full colour printed platforms. Students are guided through
the learning process using a free online course – ‘Introduction to
microcontroller programming’ which provides up to 50 hours of
student centered learning. Tasks and Excel marking scheme
included.
This pack guides students through the process of developing
microcontroller based electronic products using flowcharts with
our Flowcode software. The pack includes a downstream ‘Combo’
board with switches, LEDs, LCD and sensors, and an Arduino/
E-blocks interface shield. Circuit connections are provided using
one of our new full colour printed platforms. Students are guided
through the learning process using a free online course –
‘Introduction to microcontroller programming’ which provides
up to 50 hours of student centered learning. Tasks and Excel
marking scheme included. Arduino board not included.
Learning objectives / experiments
Learning objectives / experiments
Microcontroller programming and circuits, clocks, pins, inputs,
outputs, ports, memory and memory types, current limits
Programming using flowcharts: input, system, output, loops, decision,
subroutine, go to, calculations, delays, variables, strings, A/D
conversion, interrupts, hardware macros, software macros, arrays
Techniques: Binary, Hexadecimal, ASCII, calculations
Components: clocking devices, switches, LEDs, LED arrays, sensors,
buzzers, keypad, LCD, 7-segment displays, quad 7-segment displays,
power supply, EEPROM
Techniques: switch debounce, Schmitt trigger, prototyping with
E-blocks strip board, PCBs and proto boards, using batteries
Microcontroller programming and circuits, clocks, pins, inputs,
outputs, ports, memory and memory types, current limits
Programming using flowcharts: input, system, output, loops, decision,
subroutine, go to, calculations, delays, variables, strings, A/D
conversion, interrupts, hardware macros, software macros, arrays
Techniques: Binary, Hexadecimal, ASCII, calculations
Components: clocking devices, switches, LEDs, LED arrays, sensors,
buzzers, keypad, LCD, 7-segment displays, quad 7-segment displays,
power supply, EEPROM
Techniques: switch debounce, Schmitt trigger, prototyping with
E-blocks strip board, PCBs and proto boards, using batteries
Also an ideal platform for learning C/C++ with Arduino
Instrumentation included
Ghost technology provides:
In-circuit debug
In-circuit test
Multi channel oscilloscope
Multi channel logic analyser
Multi channel packet decoder
Data console display
This kit is also available with
our Arduino Mega shield
Components included
if you prefer the hardware to be enclosed in
plastic then please order HP7631 PICmicro
development centre kit.
1
Arduino E-blocks interface shield
1
E-blocks Combo board
1
Power supply
1
USB cable
Ordering information
Development board and Arduino shield combo
HP7745
Development board and EB006 combo
HP4832
‘Mastering microcontrollers’ book
HP2686
PICmicro development centre
HP7631
Flowcode for PIC and Arduino 50
FC6SE50AVR
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Programming microcontrollers with C
Programming microcontrollers with Assembly
By working through this pack students will acquire the skills
needed to program microcontrollers in C code and develop simple
electronic products based on them. The CD ROM based
learning resources (around 40 hours) take students through the
fundamentals of C programming in a series of on-screen tutorials.
Once students have understood the basics they carry out a
series of labs using the Integrated Development Environment
and C compiler provided, to help build on their understanding.
Tests and exercises to reinforce learning are provided. The pack
includes a PIC programmer board, and a downstream ‘Combo’
board with switches, LEDs, LCD and sensors. C compiler/IDE and
program send utility are provided.
This pack includes the hardware software and courseware
needed to teach students to program microcontrollers in
Assembly code and to develop simple electronic systems. The
pack includes a PIC programmer board, and a downstream
‘Combo’ board with switches, LEDs, LCD and sensors. The pack
makes use of Microchip’s MPLAB programming suite which
includes a full IDE and Assembler and links into our own wend
utility. The courseware shipped on CD ROM includes around 40
hours of course material which is based on a sequence of labs
that take students from first principles of programming through
to programs of medium complexity.
Learning objectives / experiments
Learning objectives / experiments
What is a C program?: Comments, The main function header, The
main function body, The end of the line
Variables: Types, Characters, Declaration, Initialization, Names,
Assigning statements, Expressions, Operators and Operands,
Operators and divide, Working on bits, Casting
Conditional Statements: Logical operators, Equality, Else, Unary
operators in conditions
Statements and Blocks: Blocks in Blocks, Global and local variables,
Local variable scope
Looping the loop: While, Counting, For loop, Breaking out of loops,
Continuing loops
Functions: When to use a function, return values, parameters
Arrays: The need for arrays, Declaring, elements in an array, Sorting
Switches: The switch condition, Switches and breaks
Pointers: Declaring, Using a pointer, Comparing a pointer, Null
pointers, Functions, Strings
Structures: Creating, How structures work, Pointers in structures,
Structures in structures
The pre-processor: #include directive, magic numbers and #define,
Conditional compilation
Software engineering in C : Deciding on specification, test, creating
functions, Using functions, Making a project, External data
Labs: Lab 1: flashing lights, Lab 2: Switches and torches, Lab 3: Follow
the leader, Lab 4: LEDs and Clocks, Lab 5: LCDs and libraries, Lab 6:
Mystic LCD, Lab 7: The Elock, Lab 8: reaction timer, Lab 9: Inspect your
morse, Lab 10 – Analogue fun
Introduction: An introduction to the PICmicro series of
microcontrollers, to the Assembly for PICmicro microcontrollers
package and to the structure of the CD ROM
Getting started: Information to get you up and running quickly and
to let you check out your development kit
Section 1: tutorials 1 - 14 Machine code assembler, downloading files
to the PICmicro MCU, binary, basic commands, Input and output ports,
switch monitoring, flags, loops and control structures
Section 2: tutorials 15 - 29 Audio tone generation, subroutines, tables,
indirect addressing, timers, driving 7-segment LED displays, simple
clocks
Section 3: tutorials 30 - 39 LCD displays, 24-hour clock program,
burglar alarm (with circuit), EEPROM data memory use, watchdog
timer, interrupts, sleep mode
Section 4: tutorials 40 – 45 Library and include files, different PICs,
ADC, internal EEPROM, serial comms
If you prefer the hardware to
be enclosed in plastic then
please order HP7631 PICmicro
development centre kit.
If you prefer the hardware to
be enclosed in plastic then
please order HP7631 PICmicro
development centre kit.
Ordering information
Ordering information
Development board and EB006 combo
HP4832
Development board and EB006 combo
HP4832
PICmicro development centre
HP7631
PICmicro development centre
HP7631
C for 16 series PICmicro microcontrollers
EL543SI5
Assembly for PICmicro microcontrollers
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Ghost and Flowcode provide:
In-Circuit-Debug
In-Circuit-Test
Multi channel oscilloscope
Multi channel logic analyser
Multi channel packet decoder
Data console display
Ghost is only available with Flowcode
Ghost is only available with Flowcode.
Standard starter packs
Deluxe starter packs
If you are looking for greater flexibility for learning and project
work then the E-blocks starter packs are ideal general purpose kits
which enable studying and projects in a variety of programming
languages. Packs are available for PIC, AVR, Arduino, ARM and
dsPIC / PIC24 cores. Many other processors can also be used
from vendors with Arduino compatible products. The packs
include the relevant E-blocks boards, a metal backplane, quick
snap mounting pillars, leads, power supplies and rugged storage
cases. Additional E-blocks and sensor boards can be added to
these packs as required.
These packs are great for the more sophisticated learner and
developer who needs to learn more than just the basics
of microcontroller programming - particularly where
communications between one microcontroller and another are
an important issue - and for this reason they include two device
programmer boards/shields. Packs are available for PIC, AVR,
Arduino, ARM and dsPIC /PIC24 cores. Many other processors
can also be used from vendors with Arduino compatible
products. The packs include the relevant E-blocks boards, a metal
backplane, quick snap mounting pillars, leads, power supplies
and rugged storage cases. Additional E-blocks and sensor boards
can be added to these packs as required.
Learning objectives /experiments
Typical 50 hour self-guided learning courses in device programming
in Flowcode, C, Assembly are all available from Matrix. These packs are
also compatible with a wide variety of books and third party software
languages.
Learning objectives /experiments
Typical 50 hour self-guided learning courses in device programming
in Flowcode, C, Assembly are all available from Matrix. These packs are
also compatible with a wide variety of books and third party software
languages.
The Arduino version of these products is compatible with a large range of additional
processors from many vendors including Intel (Edisson), STM (STM32 Nucleo),
microchip (Chip kit 32), Freescale (ARM coretex M0) and many others.
Arduino uno
Cypress
Nucleo
Components included
Freescale ARM
Components included
1
Device programmer board/ shield
1
Patch board
2
Device programmer board/ shield
1
1 USB232 board
1
LED board
1
Digital temperature sensor
2
LED boards
1
Digital temperature sensor
1
Switch board
1
Thermistor sensor
2
Switch boards
1
Thermistor sensor
1
Terminal board
1
Set of leads and accessories
1
Terminal board
1
Gyroscope sensor
1
Quad 7-segment display
1
Power supply
1
Quad 7-segment display
1
PIR sensor
1
SPI and D/A board
1
Backplane
1
SPI and D/A board
1
Magnetometer sensor
1
Sensor mother board
1
Storage trays and packaging
1
Sensor mother board
1
Set of leads and accessories
1
Prototype board
1
1
Prototype board
2
Power supplies
1
Patch board
2
Backplanes
1
Power board
1
Storage trays and packaging
Ordering information
Standard PICmicro starter pack
EB2161
Standard AVR starter pack
EB3441
Standard ARM starter pack
EB1401
Standard dsPIC/PIC24 starter pack
EB6511
Standard Arduino starter pack
EB9488
Note that Arduino based versions include an E-blocks Arduino shield, the Arduino
board itself must be sourced separately.
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Deluxe PICmicro starter pack
EB4838
Deluxe AVR starter pack
EB9532
Deluxe ARM starter pack
EB7859
Deluxe dsPIC/PIC24 starter pack
EB7845
Deluxe Arduino starter pack
EB7021
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Ghost and Flowcode provide:
In-Circuit-Debug
In-Circuit-Test
Multi channel oscilloscope
Multi channel logic analyser
Multi channel packet decoder
Data console display
Electronic engineering
Zigbee bundle
RFID bundle
This bundle includes everything you need to rapidly develop
Zigbee based systems linked to microcontroller hardware. The
bundle includes an LCD board, LED board, switch board, three
Zigbee boards, a Matrix sensors motherboard alongside two
Matrix sensors - the thermistor and digital temperature sensors and three power supplies. Add a PIC, dsPIC, ARM, Arduino or
Raspberry pi board as required. Full datasheets provided. Photo
shows bundle with EB006 PIC programmers and Flowcode
software.
This bundle includes everything you need to rapidly develop RFID
based systems linked to microcontroller hardware. The bundle
includes an LCD board, LED board, switch board, RFID board,
power supply, two mirfare type RFID cards, and two I-code SLI
type RFID cards. Add a PIC, dsPIC, ARM, Arduino or Raspberry pi
board as required. Full datasheets provided. Photo shows bundle
with EB006 PIC programmer and Flowcode software.
Components included
1
E-blocks LED board
EB004
1
E-Blocks LCD board
EB005
Components included
1
E-Blocks push-to-make switch board
EB007
1
E-blocks Zigbee coordinator board
EB051C
1
E-blocks LED board
EB004
1
E-Blocks LCD board
EB005
2
E-Blocks Zigbee router board
EB051R 2
E-blocks sensors mother board
EB090
1
E-Blocks push-to-make switch board
EB007
1
E-blocks RFID board
EB052
1
Thermistor sensor module
EBM003 1
Digital temperature sensor module
EBM004
1
Power supply
HP2666 2
Mifare RFID card
HP089
3
Power supply
HP2666
2
i-code RFID card
HP459
Mobile phone bundle
CAN bus bundle
This bundle includes everything you need to rapidly develop GSM
based systems linked to microcontroller hardware. The bundle
includes an LCD board, LED board, E-blocks sensor motherboard
and digital temperature module, a keypad board, GSM board
with integral SIM card holder and antenna, and power supply.
SIM card not included. Add a PIC, dsPIC, ARM, Arduino or
Raspberry pi board as required. Full datasheets provided. Photo
shows bundle with EB006 PIC programmer and Flowcode
software.
This bundle includes everything you need to rapidly develop
CAN systems. It includes an LCD board, a switch board, an LED
board, two CAN bus boards, and two power supplies. Datasheets
on each individual item are available separately. Add a PIC, dsPIC,
ARM, Arduino or Raspberry pi board as required. Full datasheets
provided. Photo shows bundle with EB006 PIC programmer and
Flowcode software.
Components included
1
E-blocks LED board
EB004
1
E-Blocks LCD board
EB005
Components included
1
E-blocks Keypad board
EB014
1
E-blocks GSM board
EB066
1
E-blocks LED board
EB004
1
E-Blocks LCD board
EB005
1
E-blocks sensors mother board
EB090
1
Digital temperature sensor module EBM004
1
E-Blocks push-to-make switch board
EB007
2
E-blocks CAN bus board
EB018
1
Power supply
2
Power supply
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Ghost and Flowcode provide:
In-Circuit-Debug
In-Circuit-Test
Multi channel oscilloscope
Multi channel logic analyser
Multi channel packet decoder
Data console display
Bluetooth bundle
Internet of things bundle
This bundle includes everything you need to rapidly develop
a fully working Bluetooth system. The bundle includes an LED
board, and LCD board, A switch board, a Bluetooth board (TDB
BLU2i module) and a Bluetooth dongle for packet analysis. Add a
PIC, dsPIC, ARM, Arduino or Raspberry pi board as required. Full
datasheets provided. Photo shows bundle with EB006 PIC
programmer and Flowcode software.
This bundle includes everything you need to rapidly develop
Wireless LAN / Wi-Fi based systems linked to microcontroller
hardware. The bundle includes an LCD board, LED board, a
sensors board, a Wireless LAN board with integral antenna, and
power supply. Add a PIC, dsPIC, ARM, Arduino or Raspberry pi
board as required. Full datasheets provided. Photo shows bundle
with EB006 PIC programmer and Flowcode software.
Components included
Components included
1
E-blocks LED board
EB004
1
E-Blocks LCD board
EB005
1
E-blocks LED board
EB004
1
E-Blocks LCD board
1
E-Blocks push-to-make switch board
EB007
1
E-blocks Bluetooth board
EB024
1
E-blocks wireless LAN board
EB007
1
Digital temperature sensor module EBM004
1
Bluetooth USB Dongle
HP444
1
Power supply
HP2666
1
Power supply
HP2666 1
E-blocks sensors mother board
EB005
EB090
EB380 RPi
expansion
module
EB006 PIC
programmer
EB185 E-blocks ARM EB092 Arduino
microcontroller
Uno shield
programmer
GPS bundle
Upstream boards and shields
This bundle includes everything you need to rapidly develop a
fully working GPS system. The kit includes an E-Blocks LED board,
E-Blocks LCD board, E-Blocks Switch board, E-blocks GPS board
with antenna, and an International power supply, This bundle
is based on a Navman Jupiter 31 module which acquires GPS
positions faster than any other GPS engine. Add a PIC, dsPIC,
ARM, Arduino or Raspberry pi board as required. Full datasheets
provided. Photo shows bundle with EB006 PIC programmer and
Flowcode software.
Please order all boards in bundles individually. To make use
of the bundles with your hardware choose the appropriate
chip programmer board or shield. Ghost instrumentation is
only available on selected Matrix boards. Please consult the
datasheets on your processor board to see if you need any
splitter cables. Note that you will need to supply your own RPI,
Arduino or Arduino compatible boards.
Components included
Components included
E-blocks PIC multiprogrammer
with Ghost
EB006
E-blocsk dsPIC programmer
EB064
1
E-blocks LED board
EB004
1
E-Blocks LCD board
EB005
E-blocks dsPIC with Ghost
EB091
Arduino Uno compatible shield
EB093
1
E-Blocks push-to-make switch board
EB007
1
E-blocks GPS board
EB056
Arduino mega compatible shield
EB092
RPi expansion module
EB380
1
Power supply
ARM microcontroller programmer
EB194
HP2666 1
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Ghost and Flowcode provide:
In-Circuit-Debug
In-Circuit-Test
Multi channel oscilloscope
Multi channel logic analyser
Multi channel packet decoder
Data console display
Electronic engineering
Suitable for courses in microcontrollers and
digital communications at undergraduate level.
Suitable for courses in microcontrollers and
digital communications at undergraduate level.
CAN bus training course
Bluetooth training course
This 20 hour training solution is designed to facilitate the
development and investigation of systems that use the CAN bus
protocol. The solution is suitable for both automotive students
and for electronics undergraduates. Four fully programmable
CAN nodes are included in the solution, along with circuit
boards which mimic the functions of indicator lamps, switches
and sensors. A CAN bus analyser and message generator are
also included. An 80 page teacher’s manual contains a range of
exercises for automotive technicians upwards.
This 20 hour training solution allows students to carry out
investigations into the Bluetooth standard using high level
macros written in Flowcode. Students use the hardware, software
and curriculum to investigate various Bluetooth protocols and
functions including the serial protocol (SPP), local area protocol
(LAP) and the headset protocol (HPP). An 80 page teacher’s
manual covers system set-up, Bluetooth theory and a range of
exercises for students to work through.
Learning objectives /experiments
Learning objectives /experiments
Data communication between microcontroller and Bluetooth modules
AT command structure and programming strategy in AT controlled
systems
Bluetooth visibility
Device discovery, pass keys and addresses
Responses - sequence flow and error checking
Connecting and pairing
Data communication
Using Bluetooth for control applications
Audio and implementation of the audio gateway
Headset and telephone profiles
CAN technology, wiring, topology and networks
CAN message structure and physical layer transmission
Understanding CAN bus protocols
Using buffers in CAN systems
Using CAN transmit and receive messages
Errors in CAN systems
Programming techniques in CAN systems
Masks and filters in CAN systems
Higher level protocols
Development of complete CAN systems based on microcontrollers
Components included
Components included
2
LED boards
1
Kvaser analyser
1
LED board
2
Sets headphones
2
Switch boards
1
Curriculum CD ROM
2
Switch boards
2
Backplanes
4
CAN communications boards
2
Backplanes
2
Bluetooth boards
2
Power supplies
1
Prototype board
2
Power supplies
1
Prototype board
1
Set of leads
1
Sensor interface
1
Set of leads
2
Voice CODEC boards
1
Flowcode V6 academic licence
1
16 x 2 LCD board
1
Temperature sensor
1
16 x 2 LCD board
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
PIC Multiprogrammer boards
1
Flowcode V6 academic licence
2
PIC Multiprogrammer boards
1
Storage trays and packaging
1
CAN faults board
1
Storage trays and packaging
1
Keypad board
Ordering information
Ordering information
CAN bus training course
EB237
Bluetooth training course
EB860
Curriculum CD ROM and manual only
EB9012
Curriculum CD ROM and manual only
EB9127
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Suitable for courses in microcontrollers
and digital communications at
undergraduate level.
Ghost and Flowcode provide:
In-Circuit-Debug
In-Circuit-Test
Multi channel oscilloscope
Multi channel logic analyser
Multi channel packet decoder
Data console display
Suitable for courses in microcontrollers
and digital communications at
undergraduate level.
Mobile phone technology training course
Embedded internet training course
This training solution provides a complete course in developing
communication systems. In completing the 20 hour course,
students will learn about communications systems, the AT
command protocol, communications strategies and many
aspects of project development and management. The solution
includes a fully working mobile phone based on Eblocks. A 50
page teacher’s manual contains a range of exercises.
This 40 hour training solution gives students a full understanding
of modern digital communications protocols and the development
of embedded internet-based products. An 80 page teacher’s
manual covers system set-up, digital communications theory
and contains a range of exercises for students to work through.
Learning objectives /experiments
OSI model and layers
Ethernet, DLC, MAC, ARP, TCP, IP, UDP, ICMP, HTTP and POP3 protocols
MAC packet structure and message creation using microcontrollers
Communication strategy and information flow
Packet injectors and debuggers
Labs include:
ARP scanning
Ping
Time and date messages using UDP
Sending HTML using HTTP protocol
Receiving HTML
Sending an email using SMTP protocol
Advanced tasks include:
Custom messaging using UDP
A firewall application
Learning objectives /experiments
Programming:
General programming of systems including LCD, Keypad etc
RS232 protocol and programming
String construction and deconstruction in communications
The use of state machines in controlling electronic systems
Communications:
RS232 communications and handshaking protocols
ASCII representation of characters in messages
AT command structure and command protocols used in
telecommunications
Sending and receiving text messages in mobile phone systems
Modem control and messaging
Components included
Components included
1
LED board
1
RS232 board
1
Switch board
2
Backplanes
1
LED board
1
Temperature sensor
1
D/A and memory board
1
Power supply
2
Switch boards
1
Backplane
1
Prototype board
1
Miniature speaker
2
Internet boards
1
Power supply
1
Sensor interface
1
Set of leads
1
Sensor interface board
1
Set of leads
1
16 x 2 LCD board
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Keypad board
1
Flowcode V6 academic licence
1
PIC Multiprogrammer board/ shield
1
Flowcode V6 academic licence
1
16 x 2 LCD board
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Keypad board
1
Storage trays and packaging
1
PIC Multiprogrammer boards
1
Storage trays and packaging
1
Patch board
1
Keypad board
Ordering information
Ordering information
Mobile phone technology training course
EB118
Embedded internet training course
EB643
Curriculum CD ROM and manual only
EB9134
Curriculum CD ROM and manual only
EB9222
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Ghost and Flowcode provide:
In-Circuit-Debug
In-Circuit-Test
Multi channel oscilloscope
Multi channel logic analyser
Multi channel packet decoder
Data console display
Electronic engineering
Suitable for courses in microcontrollers
and digital communications at
undergraduate level.
Suitable for courses in microcontrollers
and digital communications at
undergraduate level.
RFID training training course
Zigbee training course
This training solution provides a complete 20 hour course in
developing RFID systems. It gives students who are familiar with
microcontrollers an understanding of the programming involved
in developing RFID systems. An E-blocks RFID board and four
RFID tags embedded into credit cards are included. This hardware
allows students to learn about reading and writing transponder
data in both I-code and Mifare mode. A 50 page teacher’s manual
contains a range of exercises.
This training solution provides a complete 20 hour course in
developing wireless area networks based on the ZigBee standard.
It gives students who are familiar with microcontrollers an
understanding of the programming techniques involved in
developing ZigBee wireless communications systems. A ZigBee
packet analyser is included in the solution, along with four fully
working ZigBee nodes based on E-blocks. A 50 page teacher’s
manual contains a range of exercises.
Learning objectives /experiments
Learning objectives /experiments
RFID systems and applications
Configuring RFID readers
Commands and syntax used in reading and writing data to
and from RFID cards
Communication with both Mifare and I-code systems
Development of microcontroller based systems using
RFID technology
For both Icode and Mifare modes:
Transponder unique ID
Reading transponder data
Writing transponder data
Value format
Zigbee protocols, message transmission and reception, and networks
Zigbee principles, topologies and components
Development of microcontroller based systems using
Zigbee technology
Moulding the network
Adding nodes
Expanding the network
Reducing power consumption
Dynamic networks
Message routing
Data logging gateways
A complete modular fire and burglar alarm
Improving network security
Components included
Components included
1
LED board
1
I-code RFID cards
1
LED board
2
Sensor boards
1
Switch board
1
Backplane
1
Switch board
2
Backplanes
1
RFID board
1
Power supply
3
Zigbee router boards
2
Power supplies
1
Sensor interface
1
Set of leads
1
Keypad board
1
Set of leads
1
16 x 2 LCD board
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Colour LCD board
1
Flowcode V6 academic licence
1
PIC Multiprogrammer board
1
Flowcode V6 academic licence
1
16 x 2 LCD board
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Keypad board
1
Storage trays and packaging
4
PIC Multiprogrammer boards
1
Storage trays and packaging
2
Mifare RFID cards
1
USB232 board
1
Zigbee message analyser
Ordering information
Ordering information
RFID training course
EB699
Zigbee training course
EB284
Curriculum CD ROM and manual only
EB9329
Curriculum CD ROM and manual only
EB9457
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Electronic engineering
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Ghost and Flowcode provide:
In-Circuit-Debug
In-Circuit-Test
Multi channel oscilloscope
Multi channel logic analyser
Multi channel packet decoder
Data console display
Field-Programm
able Gate Array
(FPGA)
EB941
www.matrixmu
Copyright © 2011
Suitable for courses in microcontrollers
and digital communications at
undergraduate level.
ltimedia.com
Matrix Multimedia
Limited
Suitable for courses in electronics
at undergraduate level.
USB training training course
FPGA training course
This training solution provides a complete 20 hour course
allowing students to carry out a number of practical exercises
in USB technology. Students learn about USB through eight
different systems: mouse, joystick, temperature logger, USB
terminal, USB to RS232 converter, basic slave, storage scope and
oscilloscope with variable trigger. By working through these
exercises, students build an understanding of the various types of
USB system including Human Interface Devices, communications
devices and slave devices. A 50 page teacher’s manual contains a
range of exercises.
This training solution provides a complete 40 hour course in the
techniques of developing projects based on FPGAs using either
Verilog or VHDL using an Altera FPGA and the free version of
the Quartus design software, which requires registration with
Altera. The equipment is ideal for learning and for project work
and students can go on to develop more advanced projects
which might even include embedding NIOS processors. A full
instructors’ manual is included.
Learning objectives /experiments
FPGA design techniques
Quartus development environment: top down and bottom up projects
VHDL design language
Verilog design language
Combinational logic circuits: simple circuits, encoders, decoders, parity
checkers, adders, subtractors, multipliers
Sequential logic circuits: SR, D, JK flip flops, asynchronous up, down
and BCD counters, synchronous binary up and down counters, state
machines
Project work
Learning objectives /experiments
USB protocol and packet structure
Devices, descriptors and configuration
USB HID, Serial and slave protocols
Development of microcontroller based systems using USB technology
Exercises include the development of:
HID Mouse
HID Keyboard
HID Datalogger
HID USB terminal
HID RS232
Storage and triggered scope
Components included
1
LED board
1
1
USB interface board
1
Backplanes
Power supply
1
RS232 board
1
Set of leads
1
LED board
1
Backplane
1
Sensor interface
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Switch board
1
Power supply
1
16 x 2 LCD board
1
Flowcode V6 academic licence
1
Dual 7-segment display
1
Set of leads
1
PIC Multiprogrammer board
1
Storage trays and packaging
1
FPGA board
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Keypad board
1
Keypad board
1
Storage trays and packaging
Components included
Ordering information
Ordering information
USB training course
EB479
FPGA training course
EB940
Curriculum CD ROM and manual only
EB9538
Curriculum CD ROM and manual only
EB941
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Ghost and Flowcode provide:
In-Circuit-Debug
In-Circuit-Test
Multi channel oscilloscope
Multi channel logic analyser
Multi channel packet decoder
Data console display
Electronic engineering
Suitable for Music technology and
electronics courses at undergraduate
level.
Audio DSP training course
This training solution provides a complete 25 hour course on
the development of audio Digital Signal Processing systems
based on the popular Microchip dsPIC series of processors. This
highly motivating course uses systems charts made up of the
DSP functional blocks contained in Flowcode and focusses on
practical aspects of DSP, concealing the high-level mathematics
involved. A 60 page teacher’s manual contains a range of
exercises.
Learning objectives /experiments
Flowcode DSP software and set up
Sampling rates, ticks, Nyquist and DSP basics
Audio A/D and D/A processes
Simple audio in/out systems
Mixing audio signals in audio systems
Noise cancellation systems
Tone generation and guitar tuning
Digital filters
Echo and reverb techniques
Frequency analysis and Fast Fourier Transforms
Components included
1
LED board
1
1
DSP input board
1
Prototype board
Sensor board
1
DSP output board
1
7-segment display board
1
dsPIC Multiprogrammer
1
Backplane
1
16 x 2 LCD board
1
FC6 dsPIC academic licence
1
Switch board
1
Storage trays and packaging
1
EB084 colour graphical LCD
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Terminal board
1
Set of leads
1
Patch board
1
Power supply
Ordering information
Audio DSP training course
EB650
Curriculum CD ROM and manual only
EB9005
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Robotics/Automation/Mechatronics
Suitable for much of unit 24
of the BTEC Higher National
award in Engineering :
Applications of pneumatics
and hydraulics.
Suitable for much of unit 15
of the BTEC National award
in Engineering : Electro,
pneumatic and hydraulic
systems and devices.
The Automatics essentials solution
Electro-pneumatics add-on kit
This kit provides a complete introduction to pneumatic circuit
design and construction. The curriculum pack includes a
comprehensive set of worksheets that allow students to progress
from first principles through to circuits of moderate complexity;
including reciprocating circuits and generating sequences of
movements.
This kit supplements the Automatics essentials solution by adding
a selection of electrically operated valves and a range of sensors.
By following the curriculum, students will learn how to use these
new components to create systems in which pneumatics and
electrical circuits are combined into complete systems.
The electrical components are connected together quickly and
reliably using 4mm connectors, for which all of the necessary
leads and accessories are provided. Electrical components are
robustly mounted to the Automatics platform using the same
‘tee’ bolt system used for the pneumatic parts and are printed
with standard circuit symbols.
The solution is intended for students in their early teens and older
who are learning technology and engineering subjects. Tasks are
designed to be suitable for pairs of students sharing a single kit.
Everything you will need to teach the course is included in the
solution pack, with the exception of an air compressor.
Working two to a kit, students follow the detailed worksheets to
gain a comprehensive understanding of electro-pneumatics. By
the end of the course, students will be able to create reciprocating
and sequential circuits, and will have an understanding of how
these are used to solve real world engineering problems.
Learning objectives
Understanding the different varieties of valves and where each is
appropriate in a system
Understanding the basic types of cylinder, controlling speed and the
factors that influence power output
Combining valves to produce logic functions
Semi-automatic and automatic reciprocation
Creating sequences of movements
Using reservoirs to create time delays
Air bleed and pilot operated circuits
Component symbols and circuit diagrams
Staying safe when using air at high pressure
Learning objectives
Understand the operation of electrically controlled pneumatic valves
Use of electrical switching to control circuit operation
Using microswitches to sense cylinder position
Sensing position without physical contact using reed switches
Expressing electrical circuits using ladder diagrams
Electrically operated reciprocal circuits
Sequential control circuits
Analysing real world problems and formulating solutions
Components included
1
Cylinder, single acting
2
Cylinder, double acting
1
Valve, 3/2, button-spring
1
Valve, 3/2, lever-spring
4
Valve, 3/2, roller-spring
1
Valve, 3/2, diaphragm
1
Valve, 5/2, lever-spring
3
Valve, 5/2, pilot-pilot
1
Valve, shuttle
2
Valve, flow control
1
Reservoir
1
Automatics platform
Components included
1
Manifold
1
Tubing, red, 5 m
2
Reed switch and holder
2
1
Tubing, yellow, 30 m
1
Tubing, blue, 30 m
2
Microswitch
1
Valve, 3/2, solenoid-spring
4
Connector, tee junction
1
Tee bolts (pack of 50)
1
Valve, 5/2, solenoid -spring
2
Valve, double solenoid
1
Tube cutting tool
1
Curriculum CD ROM
6
Lead, 4mm plugs, black
6
Lead, 4mm plugs, red
1
Set of storage trays
1
Power supply
1
Curriculum CD ROM
Ordering information
Ordering information
Automatics essentials solution
AU9020
Electro-pneumatics add-on kit
AU9015
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Compressor
Switch, push to make
AU1050
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A great cross-curricular resource
for vocational and academic
engineering courses.
Suitable for unit 22 of the BTEC Higher
National award in Engineering:
Programmable logic controllers.
Relevant for unit 57, BTEC
Higher National in Engineering:
Mechatronic systems.
Pneumatics control add-on kit
Dynamic seat
This kit extends your Automatics pneumatics solution by adding a
powerful programmable microcontroller unit, the MIAC, together
with the pneumatic components necessary to put it through its
paces.
This full size electronic seat allows students to make a study of
electromechanical system design from the perspectives of the mechanics,
the electronic control system, the energy and the programming. The
bucket seat is constructed from rugged metal sections and is powered
by two DC motors.
By following the included curriculum, students will learn how
the combination of a controller and custom software can create
powerful and flexible pneumatic systems.
Students will learn how to establish the state of a pneumatic
machine using sensors, the use of logic to process that data and
the issuing of commands to the included solenoid valves.
The system is controlled using E-blocks based on PIC technology housed
in a metal cabinet fitted with basic controls. Workbooks provide around
40 hours of study across a number of separate engineering disciplines
which gives students a good understanding of the key issues in the
design of electromechanical systems. Requires 220VAC.
Learning objectives / experiments
Two versions of the curriculum are supplied. In the first, students
use pre-programmed control systems supplied in the MIAC’s
built in memory. A more advanced course, Control plus, teaches
students how to write their own programs for the controller.
Learning objectives
Reading sensors and switches
Issuing commands to the pneumatic circuits
Learning the difference between digital and analogue signals
Using flowcharts to visualise programs
Program flow and decision making
Programming sequences
Using feedback to enhance reliability and improve safety
Mechanics: Mechanical design and system modelling using
Solidworks (not supplied)
Sensors: feedback using data from Hall sensors, accelerometers,
encoders and potentiometers. Use accelerometer feedback to
determine position
Actuators: PWM control of motors speed and acceleration.
Kinematics: simulation of systems and analysis of movement and
degrees of freedom
Energy: function of energy pathways, energy storage and usage
Control: using a PC with LabView (not supplied) or with a PIC using
Flowcode (supplied)
Modelling of complete electromechanical systems in using Flowcode
Electromechanical control using Lab-View
Control Plus
This curriculum introduces students to writing their own
programs for the control system.
This is done using our Flowcode software - which makes
programming easy by using graphical flowcharts. Note that you
may need to purchase Flowcode separately.
Components included
1
MIAC controller
2
Switch, push to make
1
Reed switch and holder
2
Valve, flow control
1
Light sensor
4
Valve, 3/2, solenoid-spring
1
Power supply
1
Power distribution carrier
6
Lead, 4mm plugs, red
6
Lead, 4mm plugs, black
2
Lead, 4mm plugs, yellow
1
Curriculum CD ROM
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Automatics control add-on kit
AU9010
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HP8834
Instrumentation included
Robotics/Automation/Mechatronics
See page 73
Ghost and Flowcode provide:
In-Circuit-Debug
In-Circuit-Test
Multi channel oscilloscope
Multi channel logic analyser
Multi channel packet decoder
Data console display
Suitable for unit 57 of the
BTEC Higher National award
in Engineering: Mechatronic
systems
Suitable for Robotics age 11 – 16.
Introduction to Robotics
Mechatronic systems
This training solution provides a 20 hour course allowing students
to carry out a number of robotics practical exercises. The Formula
Flowcode robot is a high specification, low cost microcontroller
controlled robot buggy which is great for introducing students
to programming and robotics in a fun and motivating way with
huge scope for further work and competitions. The buggy is
supplied with new simulations in Flowcode 6/SE, a beginners’
course, easy to follow circuit diagrams and information and
lots of follow on exercises and expansion options (including
Bluetooth, Wifi) using E-blocks.
This pack contains products from three of our ranges of equipment:
Locktronics, E-blocks and Automatics. The pack includes a wide
variety of resources suitable for studying mechatronics using
three types of control system: a PIC microcontroller, a micro
PLC, and a PC. Students can learn the basics of control using
flow charts before progressing to other languages like C++
or LabView software (C++ and LabView not included). A wide
range of curriculum is included in the packs covering Industrial
sense and control, flow chart programming of microcontrollers,
Industrial sense and control with C++ or LabView programming,
and design of pneumatic control systems. Further curriculum
options for programming in C or Assembly are available.
Learning objectives / experiments
Microcontroller programming and robotics
Programming using flowcharts: input, system, output, loops, decision,
subroutine, go to, calculations, delays, simple variables, A/D
conversion
Robotic components: switches, LEDs, light sensors, distance
sensors, infrared sensors, audio level sensors, speaker, motor drivers,
motors and gearboxes
Robotic tactics including power control, motion control and steering,
motor characterisation, obstacle avoidance
Progressive exercises include: light following, line following, song and
dance, time trials, races, simple maze solving, creating custom mechanics
Learning objectives
PIC and controller programming using flow charts
Programming options: Embedded C, Assembly, C++ or LabView
Mathematical models of sensors
PID control of DC motors with speed and position (2nd order)
Sensors: thermistor, light, thermocouple, rotary, Gyroscope, Hall effect,
PIR, Cap touch, Magnetometer, Ultrasonic, Colour
Actuators: relays, stepper motors, DC motors with feedback, servo motors
Buggy and a line following exercise
Components included
Ordering information
1
Locktronics Industrial sense and control kit
1
Compressor
1
Sensors add-on pack
1
CD ROM with curriculum
1
Automatics essentials kit
1
Introduction to microcontrollers (online)
1
Automatics Control add-on kit
1
DC motor position training board (PID)
1
Standard PICmicro starter pack
1
DC motor speed training board (PID)
1
DMOS motors power board
Formula Flowcode robot buggy
HP794
Maze walls
HP458
Starter class bundle
HP926
Ordering information
Pro class bundle
HP600
Flowcode academic single
Curriculum pack
SE8832
Mechatronic systems
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Motor control training course
This solution provides a practical and low cost way of allowing students
to understand the techniques of controlling DC motors. The solution
is based on dsPIC technology. The equipment consists of a number of
E-blocks boards mounted on a metal backplane, a programmer board, a
switch board, an LCD board, a motor power board, a DC motor velocity
control board and a DC motor position control board. Students can
undertake a range of exercises from simple speed and direction control
through to complex control using PID techniques with velocity and
position as key parameters.
Learning objectives / experiments
Simple motor control – direction, speed
Sensors in motor control systems: IR, F to V conversion, resistive
PID control of velocity
Servo systems
PID control of position
First and second order functions
Flowchart programming using Flowcode
Programming using C/C++
Instrumentation included
See page 73
Ghost and Flowcode provide:
In-Circuit-Debug
In-Circuit-Test
Multi channel oscilloscope
Multi channel logic analyser
Multi channel packet decoder
Data console display
Components included
1
Backplane
1
E-blocks Combo board
1
Motors power board
1
DC motor velocity control board
1
DC motor position control board
1
dsPIC board
1
Sensors board
1
LCD board
Ordering information
Motor control training course
EB8493
Curriculum pack
HP3096
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Aviation
In this section we introduce you to two kits that satisfy the requirements of Part
66 modules 3 and 4 of the European Aviation Safety Agency syllabus which is
internationally recognised as the gold standard for training Aviation maintenance
engineers.
Our learning solutions:
Designed around the requirements of
modules 3 and 4
8 sets of full colour PDF worksheets with
thorough topic coverage and teacher’s
notes
Supplied in rugged storage trays
“We value the Locktronics equipment
during the training of apprentices and
engineers progressing down the route of
EASA part 66 Maintenance Engineers Licence.
They are invaluable both as demonstration
equipment on short courses and apprentices
conducting their own experiments, construction
of circuits, testing and understanding of
electrics, electronics and digital techniques”.
Tony Russell, British Airways.
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EASA Electrical fundamentals 1
Series and parallel circuits
Measuring voltage and current
Cells and batteries
Thermocouples
Photocells
Ohm’s law
EASA electrical fundamentals (module 3)
This comprehensive solution is designed to fulfil the learning
requirements of the European Safety Agency (EASA) module 3
- electrical fundamentals - for aircraft maintenance engineers.
The solution contains all the Locktronics parts needed as well as
4 separate workbooks covering each of the sub-modules in the
EASA specification.
Capacitors and electrostatics
Inductors and inductance
DC motors
Generator principles
Transformers and their construction
Transformer losses
To deliver this course you will also need:
Multimeter pack
HP7894
Signal generator
HP8279
Picoscope
Components included
1
Resistor, 10 ohm, 1W 5% (DIN)
1
1
Resistor, 5.6k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, variable, 10k (DIN)
1
Resistor, 12 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
Faraday’s law kit
1
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1
Lenz’s law kit
1
Diode, germanium
1
Resistor, 2.2k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
1:1 transformer with retractable ferrite core
3
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
2
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm
stackable
1
Capacitor, 1 uF, Polyester
1
Transformer, 2:1 turns ratio
1
Resistor, 15k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, 270 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
3
MES bulb, 6V, 0.04A
1
Fleming’s motor rule apparatus
1
Potentiometer, 250 ohm (DIN)
1
Resistor, 22k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Resistor, 47 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
3
MES bulb, 6.5V, 0.3A
1
Switch, push to make, metal strip
2
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Choke, 47mH
2
Power supply
3
Choke, 10mH
14
1
Choke, 5mH
1
3
Capacitor, 10 uF, Electrolytic, 25V
2
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
2
Capacitor. 4.7uF, electrolytic, 25V
1
Ammeter, 0mA to 100mA
2
Capacitor, 2.2 uF, Polyester
1
Motor, 6V, open frame
1
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Fuse/universal component carrier
1
Alnico Rod Magnet
3
AA battery holder carrier
1
AC power supply, 12VAC, 1.5A, UK
1
Solar cell
1
Locktronics User Guide
1
Thermocouple and carrier
1
Curriculum CD ROM
3
Lampholder, MES
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
Connecting Link
AC voltage source carrier
Ordering information
EASA electrical fundamentals solution including storage trays,
baseboard, DC (multinational) and AC (UK) power supplies.
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Resistors in series and in parallel
Series/parallel networks
Voltage and current dividers
Kirchoff ’s laws
Power in DC circuits
Power transfer
EASA Electrical fundamentals 3
Instruments
LK1110
EASA Electrical fundamentals 2
EASA Electrical fundamentals 4
AC measurements
Inductance and capacitance
LR and CR series AC circuits
LCR series AC circuits
LR and CR parallel AC circuits
LCR parallel AC circuits
Q factor and bandwidth
Low pass and high pass filters
Band pass and band stop filters
DIN
LK9339
LK7378, LK7381,
LK7393 & LK7415
Note: These packs are delivered with an international DC power
supply and a UK style (3 square pin) 220V AC power supply. If you
are ordering outside the UK please let us know which kind of mains
plug you require on the AC supply.
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EASA Electronic fundamentals 1
Diodes and diode types
Full and half wave rectifiers
Rectifier efficiency
Reservoir capacitors
Voltage multipliers
Thyristor and SCR circuits
Zener diodes and circuits
LEDs in AC and DC circuits
EASA Electronic fundamentals 2
EASA electronic fundamentals (module 4)
This solution is designed to fulfil the learning requirements of the
European Safety Agency (EASA) module 4 - electronic fundamentals
- for aircraft maintenance engineers. The solution contains all the
Locktronics parts needed including 4 separate workbooks covering
each of the sub-modules in the EASA specification.
Instruments
NPN and PNP transistors
Transistor characteristics
Transistor bias and decoupling
Common base, common emitter
and common collector circuits
Class A, B and C amplifiers
Other transistor circuits
EASA Electronic fundamentals 3
To deliver this course you will also need:
LK1110
Multimeter pack
HP7894
Signal generator
HP8279
AND, OR, NAND, NOR and NOT gates
Simple logic circuits
Operational amplifiers
Inverting and non-inverting amplifiers
Integrator, differentiator, comparator
Positive and negative feedback in amplifiers
Picoscope
Components included
1
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
Transistor LHF, NPN
1
Potentiometer, 250 ohm (DIN)
1
Transistor RHF, NPN
1
Capacitor, 1,000 uF, Electrolytic 30V
1
Thyristor
2
Capacitor, 47uF, Electrolytic, 25V
3
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
4
Capacitor. 4.7uF, electrolytic, 25V
2
Switch, push to make, metal strip
3
Capacitor, 0.47 uF, Polyester
1
Transformer, 2:1 turns ratio
2
Resistor, 100k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Zener diode, 8.2V
3
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Transistor RHF, PNP
3
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
2
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
2
Resistor, 180 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
Dual rail power supply carrier
1
Resistor, 500k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
2
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Diode, germanium
2
Power supply
1
AA battery holder carrier
2
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
2
LED, red, 5V (SB)
2
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Switch, on/off, metal strip
2
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
2
Ammeter, 0mA to 100mA
2
Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Voltmeter, 0V to 15V
1
Resistor, 270 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
OR gate carrier (ANSI)
1
AC power supply, 12VAC, 1.5A, UK
1
Zener diode, 4.7V
1
Resistor, 200k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
2
NOT gate carrier (ANSI)
1
Capacitor, 1nF, Polyester
1
Transistor LHF, PNP
1
Capacitor, variable, 15-140pF
1
Op Amp Carrier (TL081) with 2mm toa 4mm Lead
1
Thermistor, 4.7k, NTC (DIN)
1
1:1 transformer with retractable ferrite core
2
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
1
Switch, changeover, toggle
1
Capacitor, 100uF, Electrolytic, 25V
1
Low power solar motor
1
Resistor, 2.2k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
AC voltage source carrier
1
Capacitor, 1 uF, Polyester
1
Bridge rectifier
1
Locktronics User Guide
1
Motor 3 to 12V DC, 0.7A
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
AND gate carrier (ANSI)
12
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Connecting Link
Ordering information
EASA electronic fundamentals solution including storage
trays, baseboard, DC (multinational) and AC (UK) power
supplies.
Corresponding curriculum
Ordering information
EASA electrical and electronic fundamentals combined
solution including storage, baseboard, DC (multinational)
and AC (UK) power supplies.
DIN
ANSI
LK9282
LK9282A
LK7419, LK7422,
LK7426 & LK7430
DIN
ANSI
LK9672
LK9672A
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Open and closed loop systems
Analogue transducers
Damping in feedback systems
This comprehensive
solution is designed
to fulfil the learning
requirements of the
European Safety Agency
(EASA) modules 3 and 4 for
aircraft maintenance engineers.
The solution contains all the Locktronics
parts needed as well as 8 separate workbooks
covering each of the sub-modules in the EASA
module 3 and 4 specification.
For a complete list of parts in this solution please see our website.
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Automotive
The Locktronics automotive range has been designed
to meet the Automotive training requirements of both
industry and education. The range is split into three
levels for basic, intermediate and advanced students.
The Locktronics approach is ideal for automotive
technicians who gain a good understanding of
components, circuits and circuit fault finding through
the process of building Locktronics.
Level 1
At Level 1, the Electricity, magnetism and materials solution
allows you to teach students how basic electrical components
and circuits work.
Level 2
At Level 2 three solutions on AC principles, motors and
generators and digital electronics builds on students’
understanding of electricity, electrical circuits and electrical
systems.
Locktronics automotive customers
Locktronics automotive equipment and curriculum is used by
colleges, vocational schools, independent automotive training
companies and some of the World’s leading automotive
companies including:
Level 3
At Level 3 the Sense and Control, the CAN bus systems solution
and the Hybrid demonstration system give students experience
and understanding of how Electronic Control Unit based
systems in modern vehicles operate.
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Automotive
Suitable for IMI and City and Guilds
level 1 courses.
Suitable for IMI and City and Guilds
level 2 courses.
Electricity, magnetism and materials V2
AC principles for automotive technicians
This kit provides a comprehensive range of practical assignments
in electricity and magnetism and is ideal for those who are
studying science and electricity within a wide variety of academic
or vocational courses. The kit is supplied with a comprehensive
set of worksheets that cover the electrical properties of materials,
and introduce students to electricity.
This course provides an introduction to AC electrical principles
that underpin many automotive units. A comprehensive set of
curriculum worksheets and supporting documentation deliver
experiments to illuminate the theory behind much of the
automotive electrical technology.
Learning objectives / experiments
Learning objectives / experiments
Batteries and their properties
AC signal fundamentals
DC equivalent, peak and RMS values
Reactance, inductance and suppression
Diode and zener diode behaviour
Half and full wave rectifiers
Battery charging systems
Electrical properties of materials
Simple circuits
Heat and magnetism
Basic circuit symbols
Current flow
Series and parallel circuits
Patterns of voltage and current
Electrical sensors
Relays and electromagnets
Instruments
To deliver this course you will also need:
LK1110
Instruments
Multimeter pack
To deliver this course you will also need:
Components included
LK1110
Multimeter pack
HP7894
Signal generator
HP8279
Picoscope
1
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
400 Turn coil carrier
1
Power supply
1
Thermistor, 4.7k, NTC (DIN)
1
Resistor, 12 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
1
LED, red, 12V (SB)
1
Motor, 6V, open frame
1
Voltmeter, 0V to 15V
Components included
1
Phototransitor
1
Relay, reed, normally open
12
Connecting Link
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
2
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Pair of leads, red and black, 600mm, 4mm
to croc clip
1
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
2
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
1
AC voltage source carrier
1
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
Potentiometer, 250 ohm (DIN)
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
1
Fuse/universal component carrier
1
Capacitor, 100uF, Electrolytic, 25V
1
Power supply
1
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Capacitor, 2,200 uF, Electrolytic, 25V
2
Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
9
Connecting Link
1
Buzzer, 12V, 15mA
1
Capacitor, 1 uF, Polyester
2
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
3
Lampholder, MES
1
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1
Choke, 47mH
1
Locktronics User Guide
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Resistor, 100 ohm, 1W, 5% (DIN)
3
MES bulb, 6V, 0.04A
1
BNC male to dual 4mm binding post
1
Ammeter, 0A to 1A
1
EMM V2 Accessories pack
3
Lampholder, MES
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Resistor 1M, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Resistor, 47K, 1/4W, 5%
1
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
1
Bridge rectifier
Ordering information
DIN
Electricity, magnetism and materials solution with
storage, baseboard and power supply.
Corresponding curriculum
LK9071-2
ANSI
LK9071-2A
LK7325 & LK7326
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AC principles for automotive technicians solution
including storage trays, baseboard and power supply.
Corresponding curriculum
DIN
ANSI
LK8222
LK8222A
LK8392
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Suitable for IMI and City and Guilds
level 2 courses.
An introduction to motors, generators and hybrid
An introduction to digital electronics
This course investigates the electrical principles behind motors
and generators and is designed to support the teaching of a
range of automotive units. It is accompanied by a comprehensive
set of curriculum worksheets and supporting documentation to
facilitate the learning of this core topic in automotive electrical
technology.
This course covers the basics of digital electronics, a core topic in
modern automotive electrical technology. In doing so, it supports
the delivery of a range of automotive units. It focuses on the use
of logic functions and shows how these can be delivered through
conventional discrete gates and through programmable logic
systems. It is accompanied by a comprehensive set of curriculum
worksheets and supporting documentation.
Learning objectives / experiments
Learning objectives / experiments
Magnetic fields, field strength and flux density
Electromagnets
The force on a conductor in a magnetic field
(Fleming’s left-hand motor rule)
DC motor principles
The induced current when a conductor
moves inside a magnetic field (Fleming’s right-hand dynamo rule)
Investigate the factors that determine the magnitude of the
induced current
AC generator principles
Transformer construction and operation
Electrical energy storage
Analogue and digital signals
Binary and hexadecimal number systems
A simple logic probe
Truth tables for AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR
NAND gates and circuits
Microcontroller circuits and logic systems
Instruments
To deliver this course you will also need:
LK1110
Multimeter pack
HP7894
Signal generator
HP8279
Picoscope
Instruments
To deliver this course you will also need:
Components included
LK1110
Multimeter pack
1
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Faraday’s law kit
1
Power supply
1
Curriculum CD ROM
Components included
1
Zener diode, 4.7V
1
BNC male to dual 4mm binding post
1
Power supply
1
Curriculum CD ROM
1
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
Pair of leads, red and black, 600mm, 4mm to
croc clip
1
Locktronics User Guide
2
LED, red, 5V (SB)
1
AND Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
Bridge rectifier
1
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
USB reprogrammable PIC carrier with
power lead
1
1
1
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
1
Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Light dependent reisistor
1
OR Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
AC voltage source carrier
2
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
NOT Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
1
Potentiometer, 250 ohm (DIN)
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
Resistor, 270 ohm, 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
Lenz’s law kit
1
Transformer, 2:1 turns ratio
1
Alnico Rod Magnet
1
Motor 3 to 12V DC, 0.7A
1
1:1 transformer with retractable ferrite core
1
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
Ammeter, 0A to 1A
1
Locktronics User Guide
2
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Ammeter, 0mA to 100mA
1
400 Turn coil carrier
Ordering information
5
Connecting Link
1
Fleming’s motor rule apparatus
1
Capacitor, 2,200 uF, Electrolytic, 25V
Ordering information
An introduction to motors, generators and hybrid
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1
Connecting Link
1
NAND Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm
stackable
1
NOR Gate with 2mm to 4mm lead - ANSI
An Introduction to digital electronics.
DIN
ANSI
LK7444
LK7444A
LK8822
Corresponding curriculum
DIN
ANSI
LK4221
LK4221A
LK9392
If you would like a combined kit that allows you to deliver all level 2 automotive
courses (AC principles, Motors and generators, and Digital electronics) then please
ask us about our LK4500 combined solution.
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Automotive
Suitable for IMI and City and Guilds
level 2 courses.
Suitable for IMI and City and Guilds
level 3 courses.
Combined level 2 Automotive pack
Sensors and control in automotive applications
This kit provides a comprehensive set of experiments for
learning AC principles, motors, generators Hybrid basics, and
an introduction to digital electronics. With a single base board,
a number of trays of components and three separate workbooks
with teacher’s notes, this kit represents great value for money
learning opportunities for level 2 automotive students.
This kit provides an introduction to the role of an Electric Control
Unit. Students use a number of pre-written programs for the
MIAC Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to enable them to construct
a wide variety of Input - Process - Output circuits using sensors
and actuators typically found in vehicles. A full curriculum pack
is provided.
Learning objectives / experiments
Learning objectives / experiments
Batteries and their properties
AC signal fundamentals
DC equivalent, peak and RMS values
Reactance, inductance and suppression
Diode, zener diodes and rectifiers
Battery charging systems
Magnetic fields, field strength and flux density
Electromagnets, induction and Fleming’s rule
Motor and generator principles
Transformer construction and operation
Electrical energy storage
Analogue and digital signals
Binary and hexadecimal number systems
AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR and NAND gates and circuits
Microcontroller circuits and logic systems
DC motors with speed control
Stepper motors
Temperature sensor
Light sensor
Potential dividers and their use
Transistors as switches
Use of relays
ECU action and function
Automotive control systems
Sensor and actuator waveforms and signals
Sensors and motor faults
Components included
Components included
The LK4500CUS includes the components necessary for delivery of learning
objectives from the LK8222, LK7444 and LK4221 kits.
1
Microswitch
1
Motor 3 to 12V DC, 0.7A
1
Thermistor, 4.7k, NTC (DIN)
1
USB2 high speed A to mini B lead
1
Resistor, 10 ohm, 1W 5% (DIN)
1
Curriculum CD ROM
2
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Locktronics User Guide
1
Capacitor, 4,700 uF, Electrolytic, 16V
1
Hall effect switch
1
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
1
Buzzer, 12V, 15mA
1
Relay, 12V coil, 10A, normally open
1
Phototransitor
1
Solenoid
1
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
1
Stepper Motor
6
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
LED, red, 12V (SB)
6
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Transistor RHF, NPN
1
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Automotive fuse carrier
1
Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
2
Switch, on/off, metal strip
1
Cased MIAC with Shrouded 4mm Connectors
4
Switch, push to make, metal strip
1
Small bar magnet
1
Power supply
Instruments
1
Power supply carrier with battery symbol
1
MES bulb, 14V, 0.06A
To deliver this course you will also need:
1
Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
MIAC Getting Started Guide
1
Lampholder, MES
1
MES bulb, 12V, LED, white
1
Lampholder, MES, for automotive LEDs
1
Resistor, 47K, 1/4W, 5%
LK1110
Multimeter pack
HP7894
Signal generator
HP8279
Picoscope
Corresponding curriculum
Connecting Link
Ordering information
Ordering information
Combined level 2 automotive pack
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LK8822, LK9392, LK8392
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Sensors and control solution with baseboard, storage
trays, power supply and leads.
Corresponding curriculum
DIN
ANSI
LK9834
LK9834A
LK8849
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Automotive
Suitable for IMI and City and Guilds
level 3 courses.
Sensors and control with Engineering panel
CAN bus systems and operation
The LK6491 sensors and control solution includes an Engineering
panel that allows you to set up a more permanent lab for
automotive electrical training.
This kit allows a fully functioning CAN bus system, mimicking
vehicle operation, to be set up using 5 MIAC Electronic Control
Units representing Instrument Panel, Front ECU, Powertrain
control, Rear ECU and system diagnosis. Students can set up a
fully working CAN bus system, insert faults and use scan tools to
understand fault diagnosis procedures and practice. Supplied
with a full curriculum pack.
Ordering information
Sensors and control solution on Engineering panel
DIN
ANSI
LK6491
LK6491A
Components included
1
MIAC Getting Started Guide
5
7 x 5 metric baseboard with 4mm pillars
5
Cased MIAC with Shrouded 4mm Connectors
1
Locktronics User Guide
1
OBD2 to 4mm Lead
9
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Lead, D-type to yellow and blue 4mm for
CAN analyser
19
Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
USB2 high speed A to mini B lead
Lead, red, 2000mm, 4mm to 4mm plug
1
USB CAN sniffer
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
6
Switch, on/off, metal strip
24
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
4
MES bulb, 12V, LED, red
13
Lampholder, MES, for automotive LEDs
5
MES bulb, 12V, LED, white
3
Switch, push to make, metal strip
4
MES bulb, 12V, LED, yellow
6
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
1
Motor 3 to 12V DC, 0.7A
1
Relay, 12V coil, 10A, normally open
4
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
CAN bus make-up kit
1
Buzzer, 12V, 15mA
4
Power supply
5
Automotive fuse carrier
1
Resistor, 560 ohm, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
The LK9813 CAN bus make-up kit allows you to transform 5
sensors and control in automotive solutions into a CAN bus
systems and operations solution.
2
Resistor, 68 ohm 1/2W, 5% (DIN)
1
Zener diode, 8.2V
1
Curriculum CD ROM
2
LED, red, 12V (SB)
4
24
Ordering information
DIN
ANSI
CAN bus make-up kit
LK9813
LK9813A
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Connecting Link
Ordering information
DIN
ANSI
CAN bus systems and operation solution with storage
trays, power supply, leads and Kvaser analyser.
LK7629
LK7629A
CAN bus systems and operations solution with storage
trays, power supply, leads and PICOscope 4000.
LK8391
LK8391A
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LK9893
Automotive
Hybrid vehicle demonstration system
CAN bus systems and operation solution with
engineering panel
The LK2839 CAN has the same learning objectives and
components as the LK7629 but is based on our engineering
panel which makes it more suitable for a dedicated automotive
electrical training lab.
This Locktronics based hybrid demonstration system uses MIAC
technology to demonstrate the energy pathways in hybrid
systems and shows how the engine management system makes
decisions on energy usage based on the State Of Charge (SOC) of
the vehicle battery.
Learning objectives / experiments
Learning objectives / experiments
Power modes in a series-parallel hybrid vehicle
Regenerative braking
Advantages of regenerative braking
Factors affecting the acceleration of a vehicle
Battery voltage, internal resistance, battery
capacity, state of charge
The role of the ECU in controlling the changes
between power modes
ECU action and function
Automotive control systems
Wiring in CAN bus systems
CAN bus faults
Faults in sensors and actuators
Components included
1
Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
7
Lead, red. 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Locktronics engineering panel
4
Lead, yellow, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
4
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
6
Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Hybrid principles inlay (DIN)
1
Hybrid Car Motor Unit
1
Power MOSFET transistor
1
Hybrid Car Battery Unit
Connecting Link
1
Hybrid Car Power Output Meter
18
1
Potentiometer, 10k (DIN)
2
Hybrid Car Input Power Meter
4
Lead, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
1
Switch, push to make, metal strip
Ordering information
Ordering information
CAN bus systems and operation solution with the
Engineering panel
DIN
ANSI
LK2839
LK2839A
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Hybrid automotive principles on engineering panel
Corresponding curriculum
DIN
ANSI
LK6483
LK6483A
LK4483
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Contents of Flowcode
Contents
Testimonials
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What is Flowcode?
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Advantages of using Flowcode
Flowcode design flow
Flowcode specification and ordering
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These Computer Science students in Oulu Vocational College, Finland, used
Flowcode to develop a control system for an Electric motorbike and raced it
against other schools
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Testimonials
“I am very new to Flowcode, but have experience of 9+
years with another PIC RAD capable program. They have
a great program but unfortunately their user support has
become poor over the years, so finally decided to review
the market and chose to go with Flowcode V6.
I’m very much still coming to grips with Flowcode. But
Flowcharting is very intuitive and the use of supplied
and user generated components is a great idea.The
customer and user support information being given via
the forum, blog and Twitter is just so excellent - timely and
constructive.
Well done Matrix on V6 and the effort that has and very
obviously is still going into making V6 a great and very
useable product.”
Richard Blick, Telecommunications Engineer.
“As the Senior Electrical/Electronic Technician in the
Faculty of Engineering, I find that using ‘Flowcode’ is an
invaluable tool, to clearly convey the Embedded Code
to be used in applications with Microchip’s 18F4455
& 18F2455 (ECIO Modules). Previously, the School of
Electrical & Electronic Engineering have introduced
students to the ‘Formula Flowcode’ with the little robot
vehicle at their command. The School of Mechanical
Engineering students build their own buggy designs and
I am confident a few incorporate ‘Flowcode’ Modules into
their designs.”
Matthew Buckley,
Leeds University, UK.
“Teaching electronics and embedded systems to 15-18 year old students
in a technical school near Antwerp in Belgium. We have been using Flowcode
and E-blocks in most of the electronics courses all over Flanders for the past
8 years. It’s a great tool to put your first steps in embedded programming and it’s
also great to do the high level stuff like embedded webservers, Bluetooth and USB.
The excellent and fast support of the Matrix team gives teachers the necessary
confidence to take their projects to the next level.
Our curriculum is changing from pure electronics to engineering and I was very
pleased to see that Flowcode 6 also evolved in this way. Students do ‘productdesign’ now – FC6 lets them creatively combine microcontroller circuits with their
3D mechanical drawings and lets them fully 3D-simulate their idea at home. They
can download the tested code to the actual hardware the next day in classroom.
The very first small project we did with FC6 was to develop an automatic gate with
a servo motor that opens automatically whenever an object breaks the beam.
Something we could use with our model railtrack. The available videolessons and
example programs were enough for our students to get this up and running in no
time.”
Bart Huyskens, teacher of embedded systems, St.JozefinstituutSchoten,
Belgium.
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What is Flowcode?
Flowcode software allows you to develop complex
electronic and electromechanical systems with ease.
Flowcode software allows you to quickly and easily develop
complex electronic and electromechanical systems. The graphical
programming tool allows even those with little experience to
develop complex electronic systems in minutes.
Flowcode is one of the world’s most advanced environments
for electronic and electromechanical system development.
Engineers use Flowcode to develop systems for control and
measurement based on microcontrollers, on rugged industrial
interfaces or on Windows compatible personal computers.
A 2D and 3D graphical development interface allows students
to construct a complete electronic system on-screen, develop a
program based on standard flowcharts, simulate the system and
then produce hex code for PICmicro® microcontrollers, dsPIC and
PIC24 microcontrollers, AVR and Arduino microcontrollers and
ARM microcontrollers.
Improved Simulation:
Flowcode v6 has improved its simulation, making system
design easier and faster.
Flowcode version 6 has a number of new developments which
come together to create a software package which is amongst
the best of its kind in the world. Flowcode is aimed at the 16 +
market.
Flowcode SE has now also given the ability for those aged 12+
to learn about the development of complex electronic and
electromechanical systems.
Flowcode is available in over 20 languages and is used by
thousands of engineers and educators.
3D Graphics Engine:
Extend your design to include
electromechanical components and systems.
New Test Features:
The new test features in Flowcode v6 allow users to
verify and record a system under test.
Based on flowcharts - minimal programming experience is required.
Open architecture - all aspects of Flowcode are fully customisable for
your projects.
Fully Supported - with online tutorials, documentation and an active
online community.
Transfer your design - easily between Windows, PICmicro, AVR,
Arduino and ARM.
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Component Creation:
Users can create their own components for more realistic
system design and simulation.
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Advantages of using Flowcode
Microcontroller compiler and PC interpreter
together make the design process easier.
Flowcode software is based on standard Flow chart symbols. Flow
chart icons can be compiled to a microcontroller and can also be
executed on a Windows PC. The PC-side software in Flowcode
includes a full suite of Windows commands for mathematics,
controlling graphics on the monitor, communications via Ethernet
etc. In fact Flowcode 6 now includes a full Windows programming
language as well as a microcontroller compiler.
This ‘PC-side’ and ‘chip-side’ functionality makes Flowcode really
powerful:
Complex systems can be designed and simulated before chip-side
compilation which saves design time
In-Circuit-Test data can be linked to simulations to show system
performance at run-time which proves designs function properly
Programs can be deployed on a microcontroller or a Windows PC.
Focus on three technologies facilitates a systems
level design which makes the design process easier.
For example: GPS data from microcontroller
In-Circuit-Test is processed by PC-side software into
a human friendly format so that system design can
be verified.
Sensors
Signal processing
Drive systems
Flowcode’s PC-side and chip-side features focus on Electronics,
Informatics and Mechanics which gives Flowcode several
advantages over other microcontroller compilers:
Program design takes place at a systems level rather than at a chip
level
Program design time is shortened and made easier
Programs for microcontrollers can be linked to PC side data files
during design time
Data decoding algorithms can be tested at the same time as
control programs are developed
· Actuators
· Mechanisms
· Ergonomics
· Data manipulation
· Communications
· User interface
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For example: During the design phase mock streams of serial digital
data can be injected into a simulation so that decoding algorithms
can be tested before compilation to chip.
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Flowcode design flow
Design
Simulate
Circuit level
Design a virtual circuit board with PCB level components that connect to a
virtual microcontroller and develop the program using flowcharts.
Simulate the program and circuit board components to
check function using LEDs, displays to see function and
interacting with virtual switches to control the system.
Electromechanical level
Develop a mechanical system in Solidworks and characterise it for Flowcode.
Develop a flowchart program for control and operational data conditioning.
Simulate the mechanical system, the electronic system and the data decoding
algorithms all in one package.
Systems level
Develop a mathematical and/or physical model of your system and develop
a flowchart control program using Flowcode.
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Use Flowcode Dashboard objects to simulate system performance in human
friendly graphical format.
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Flowcode design flow
Test
Download to the microcontroller in the E-blocks development system and
use In-Circuit-Test and Softscope feature to verify operation at pin level.
Deploy
Develop the final circuit board and release to market.
Use In-Circuit-Test to test and debug at a pin level.
Develop the final product, verify operation and release to market.
Link Dashboard objects, Softscope and Console to third party instruments
using DLLs in SCADA fashion to verify performance in real time.
Deploy your system in a control system based on microcontrollers, MIAC
controller or Windows PC linked to third party controllers using DLLs.
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Flowcode specification and ordering
Specification
Feature
Version
Outputs
Various LEDs and indicators, LED array, RGB LED, bar graph, single 7-seg
display, quad 7-seg display, various monochrome LCDs, various colour
graphic LCDs, multimedia modules. LED matrices, 4D Visi interface.
1
Multi-seat license available
Compile to Chip
PWM, servo, stepper, DC motor, solenoid, Formula Flowcode robot.
Flowcode SE
General
Commercial product rights
Mechatronics
Academic
Various switches, knobs and potentiometers both PCB and panel mounted.
Keypads.
Professional *
Inputs
Chip pack only
Free - first 30 days
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 8, PIC10, 12, 16, 18, dsPIC/PIC24/PIC33, Atmel
TINY, MEGA, Atmel AT91, SAM7, ARM, Arduino.
Free - post 30 days
OS/Processor cores
× × ×
× × ×
×
× ×
×
Unrestricted Chip selection
Media
Audio, video, MIDI, speech.
2
Wired communications
System design
CAN, CAN2, I2C master, LIN master, LIN slave, RS232, RS485, SPI, TCP/IP,
web server, MIDI, USB HID, USB serial, USB slave, Modbus, One wire.
Unrestricted programming icons
Wireless communications
Control 3rd party hardware
Bluetooth, GPS, GSM, RF ISM, RC5, IrDA, RFID, WLAN, Zigbee.
Code commenting
Storage
Save and publish templates
FAT16 and 32, internal EEPROM, lookup tables.
Access to plugins
DSP
Access to simulation API
System, Kalman filter, output, inverse FFT, frequency generator, filter, FFT,
control, level, scale, input, delay and sum.
Auto document
Sensors
Accelerometer, gyro, compass, photo reflector, beam breaker, reed switch,
thermistor, digital temperature, quadrature encoder, thermocouple, hall
effect, cap touch on/off, cap touch slider, magnetometer, humidity, colour,
ultrasonic, infrared.
Unrestricted programming size
3
Flowcode Components
Input / Output components
Wired communications
Wireless communications
Dashboard HMI controls
Wrapped wireless
Text label, value reactor, switches and buttons, control knob, slider,
bargraph meter, ‘analogue’ style meter, vertical scale, horizontal scale.
Mechatronics
DSP
Injectors
CAN, GPS, Human interface, VNET, DS1307, AT.
Formula Flowcode**
3rd party instruments with DLL
MIAC**
ECIO, MIAC, FTDI UM232R, FTDI, UM245R, Velleman 8805 interface board,
Picoscope 200 series, TTI Signal Generator (TG5011), TTI Power Supply
(PL155-P).
4
Chip packs are reduced function versions for hobbyists and also
characterise Flowcode for the various microcontroller cores supported.
Order a second chip pack if you need a second microcontroller core.
Consoles
Softscope
* Professional requires at least one ’Chip Pack‘ to compile.
** PIC ’Chip Pack‘ required to compile.
MIAC is only supported in PIC versions.
For ordering Substitute ‘XXX’ for the appropriate core: PICmicro 16 and 18
series: ‘PIC’ AVR/Arduino: ‘AVR’, dsPIC/PIC24: ‘DSP’, Arm 7: ARM.
Ordering information
FC6AC01NEXXX
Flowcode Academic 10 user
FC6AC10NEXXX
Flowcode academic 50 user
FC6AC50NEXXX
Flowcode SE 50 user licence - PIC only
Flowcode SE 50 user licence - PIC, AVR and Arduino
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×
×
×
×
×
Third party instruments
The versions and features of Flowcode are shown in the table on the right.
Academic versions are designed for vocational schools, universities, and
schools with highly technical curriculum content. The schools edition (SE)
is designed for schools delivering a Design and Technology curriculum.
Flowcode Academic single
×
×
SCADA support
In-Circuit-Test
Versions
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
FC6SE50
FCSE50AVR
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Contents of Locktronics
Contents
Testimonials
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What is Locktronics?
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Why choose Locktronics?
60
Choosing your Locktronics package
61
Curriculum packs
62
MIAC technology
63
Individual components
64 - 68
Apprentice training at the UK Jaguar Land Rover Training Centre.
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Testimonials
“I use Locktronics to teach Motor Vehicle
students through all levels. It is a simple,
easy to use, teaching resource that allows
students to learn at their own pace. With
easy to read symbols students can see their
circuits come to life which is a great way of
reinforcing learning”.
Paul Mangan, Leicester College.
Automotive Locktronics:
“The kits have proven invaluable for the Nissan production programmes. They are learning about
Basic Electric all the way up to battery technology and AC/DC motor theory etc. They are an excellent teaching
aid for our programmes”.
Steve Burr, Auto Skills Centre Manager, Gateshead College.
“We value the Locktronics equipment
during the training of apprentices and
engineers progressing down the route of
EASA part 66 Maintenance Engineers Licence.
They are invaluable both as demonstration
equipment on short courses and apprentices
conducting their own experiments, construction
of circuits, testing and understanding of
electrics, electronics and digital techniques”.
Tony Russell, British Airways.
“Having used the Student Automotive kits for over 15 years, I have found
them to be an excellent teaching and instructional aid in giving our students
a better understanding of Basic Electrical principles.
Because of more and more complex systems now being introduced to our
vehicles, in the last year we have purchased a number of new kits (CAN) which
has allowed us to structure our courses to an even greater extent practically.
Increasing the practical content when using these kits, has a distinct
advantage in that it gives our students more of a hands on approach to these
new technologies.
Being able to construct and test a CAN network using the Locktronics kits,
they find it easier to understand the principles and operation of Multiplex
systems, when they are applied to our vehicles.
The new kits allow us to simulate all these systems on a table top, which
certainly has the benefit in that all the students are involved at the
same time.”
Kevan Woodier, IVECO.
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What is Locktronics?
Simplifying Electricity & Electronics
Locktronics is a range of products that simplifies the process of
learning and teaching electricity and electronics.
The core range consists of more than 200 electronic components
mounted on rugged plastic carriers which are printed with the
corresponding circuit symbol. Students use these carriers, in
conjunction with a baseboard with interconnecting metal pillars,
to build up a working circuit. They then use the curriculum
provided to carry out experiments in electricity and electronics.
The key benefit of Locktronics is that as students construct the
working circuit, they can also see the corresponding circuit
diagram. This helps students link theory to practice and simplifies
the process of learning electricity and electronics.
The Locktronics range includes:
Locktronics can be used in a wide range of subject areas.
Baseboards
To which students add...
Science and technology
Electronics
Capacitors
Resistors
Inductors
Semiconductors
Logic gates
System blocks
Electromechanical
Lamps and LEDs
Curriculum packs
Power supplies
Engineering
Automotive
Aviation maintenance
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Why choose Locktronics?
Circuit symbol bonded
onto plastic carrier
Theory
Component values
easily identified
Durable, robust
plastic carriers
are long-lasting
and cost
effective
Rust proof
spring clips
ensure a good
connection
Custom-made
metal clips can be
bent many times
Printed with the
most up-to-date
circuit symbols
available
Strong soldered
joints
Spring clips riveted
on for strength
Components
identifiable
under carrier
Teach students electrical theory in the classroom using text
books, CD ROMs, or other means...
Application
Simple repairs can
be made in-house
Simplifying Electricity & Electronics
Locktronics is used in over 10,000 schools worldwide. Teachers
and students like to use Locktronics for a number of reasons:
Makes learning easier
Students can see the circuit diagram and the real circuit
Circuits are fast to build and easy to work with
Support materials guide students step-by-step
...students apply theory to practice using Locktronics kits...
Saves preparation time
Locktronics is reliable and works year after year
Curriculum and worksheets are provided
Understanding
It lasts and lasts
Components mounted on rugged plastic carriers
Simple, effective, strong baseboards
Component legend bonded to plastic carriers
Versatility
Can be used in many subject areas, at many levels
Vast range of components
Ideal for demonstrations, projects and practical work.
Support
Components and curriculum now updated
12 month guarantee on all items
Unlimited telephone support on all products
...understanding comes from completing assignments in curriculum packs.
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Choosing your Locktronics package
In the earlier part of this catalogue, you can choose from our
extensive range of kits tailored to syllabuses in primary education,
secondary education and further education, in engineering, science,
technology and automotive.
Choosing the right solution
Take a look at our range of over 40 curriculum packs that you can
see on page 60. View them on our website and make sure the
experiments are right for you.
Choosing accessories and extras
Bills of material showing the complete contents of each kit are
available online. Make sure you have the test equipment you need
for teaching your course. Most courses require the use of one or two
multimeters. Some require signal generators and oscilloscopes.
Take a look at our curriculum packs online...
Component and kit variations
Make sure you choose the correct version of your solution components are available with ANSI (USA) and DIN (European)
circuit symbols.
Making up your own kit
If the kits we have don’t suit you then you can make up your own kit
from our vast library of parts - see page 62.
Choosing additional manuals and parts
If you already have some Locktronics parts, then you can download
free updated manuals from our website and can buy additional
components which will allow you to deliver new courses.
...choose one of our solutions...
...with ANSI (North American) symbols...
...or DIN/SB (European) symbols...
...with accessories like our current probe...
...and our active MIAC control unit.
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Curriculum packs
Description
Part No.
Fundamentals of electricity (primary)
LK6816
Introduction to the transistor
LK4556
Basic and extended logic workbook
LK6920
Operational amplifiers
LK3061
Transistor linear applications
LK7003
Electricity matters 1
LK7325
Electricity matters 2
LK7326
Electricity matters 3
LK7664
Electricity matters 4
LK7773
Advanced electrical principles DC
LK8473
Advanced electrical principles AC
LK8749
Electronic devices and communication applications
LK8293
Automotive sense and control
LK8849
CAN bus systems and operation
LK9893
PICmicro microcontroller systems
LK7209
Industrial sensor, actuator and control
LK8739
Energy and the environment
LK7122
AC principles for automotive technicians
LK8392
An introduction to motors, generators and hybrid
LK8822
An introduction to digital electronics
LK9392
EASA electrical fundamentals 1
LK7378
EASA electrical fundamentals 2
LK7381
EASA electrical fundamentals 3
LK7393
EASA electrical fundamentals 4
LK7415
EASA electronic fundamentals 1
LK7419
EASA electronic fundamentals 2
LK7422
EASA electronic fundamentals 3
LK7426
EASA electronic fundamentals 4
LK7430
Hybrid vehicle systems
LK4483
Intermediate electrical and electronic engineering
LK6530
PICmicro getting started guide
LK8741
Combinational logic systems
LK2094
Sequential logic systems
LK9945
Fault finding in electronic circuits
LK9333
Transistor amplifiers
LK4403
Principles and applications of Electronic Devices
and Circuits
LK9331
Advanced electronic principles
LK3008
Three phase systems
LK2686
Most worksheets follow the same
M
fformat. Illustrated introduction
to topic area and components
supports student learning.
‘Over to you’ allows students to
experiment based on what they have
learnt and allows teachers to assess
their understanding through a series
of exercises.
Additional information to support
the outcomes of the exercises for
students to read or copy, often
leading them into the next
worksheet.
There are over 40 different curriculum packs available for the
Locktronics range covering a wide spectrum of topics: from simple
electricity for wiring technicians, through to advanced transistor
characteristics for undergraduate electronic engineers. The table
on the left shows the complete list of products available.
Most curriculum packs are provided free of charge with relevant
solutions. Curriculum packs are supplied in PDF format on CD ROM.
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MIAC technology
8 analogue or
digital inputs
CAN bus connectors
4 x 10A relay
outputs
Input status LEDs
2 line 16 character
LCD display
Features
The world’s only educational Electronic Control Unit
A flexible resource with many uses in many areas of
engineering
Physically and electrically rugged
Compatible with Flowcode, C, Assembly, LabView
and Visual Basic
8 digital or analogue inputs, 4 relay outputs, 4 motor
outputs with speed control, 4 line LCD display and
control keys and CAN bus
Compatible with a wide range of industrial sensors
Fast CAN bus for networking
Output status
LEDs
4 x motor outputs
User keypad
Code: MI0245
Power (up to 26V) and
ground connectors
The MIAC is a fully specified industrial grade
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). It has
8 analogue or digital inputs, 4 high current
relay outputs, 4 motor outputs and an
integrated Controller Area Network (CAN)
bus which allows many units to be
networked together. The MIAC is available
in a rugged plastic case with all connections
made available using 4mm shrouded
‘banana’ sockets. The status of all I/O lines is
indicated with an individual LED. A keypad
and 4 line 16 character display facilitate
user interactions. The unit is programmed
directly from a PC’s USB port using Matrix’s
own Flowcode graphical programming
language, C code or Assembly code. The unit
can also be controlled via the LabView and
Visual Basic development environments.
Use with Flowcode...
...Visual Basic®...
...or LabView®
Flowcode is an easy-to-use graphical programming
language based on flow charts. Drag and click on
icons and components to create a program,
simulate on screen and then download to the MIAC.
A free program can be downloaded to the MIAC
which makes it function as a VB or LabView
interface. A DLL with function calls is supplied which
allows a wide variety of PC based control systems to
be developed.
MIAC used to demonstrate sense and control in
an industrial context.
MIAC and Locktronics used to study the role of ECUs in an automotive system.
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PC based data capture and control
LabView and VB via USB
Ideal for advanced engineering concepts
such as PID
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Individual components
LK5250
LK7936
LK8900
LK4786
LK3000
Miscellaneous carriers
Description
Part number
Connecting link
LK3293
Baseboards and sparess
Description
Part number
LK5250
Crossover link
LK5251
Fuse/universal component carrier
LK7936
Sampler
LK5290
LK8900
Automotive fuse carrier
LK4786
4 x 4 baseboard with 4mm pillars and battery holders
LK3000
Protoboard
LK4839
Spare 4mm pillar and bolt
LK3293
7 x 5 baseboard with 4mm pillars
Battery contact spring
LK3288
Battery retaining clip
LK8615
7 x 5 baseboard with 2mm pillars
LK7302
4 x 4 baseboard with 2mm pillars and battery holders
LK5940
Spare 2mm pillar and bolt
LK5939
LK4839
LK8623
LK1110
Non-carrier
N
i products
d
Description
MES bulb, 2.5V, 0.2A
HP7894
Instruments
Part number
LK2341
MES bulb, 6V, 0.04A
LK2347
MES bulb, 6.5V, 0.3A
LK2350
MES bulb, 14V, 0.06A
LK2363
MES bulb, 12V, 0.1A
LK2346
Locktronics current probe
LK5100
Description
Part number
MES bulb, 12V, LED, red
LK6749
Multimeter
LK1110
MES bulb, 12V, LED, yellow
LK6822
Energy meter
LK8591
MES bulb, 12V, LED, white
LK6841
25MHz Pico 2205 oscilloscope with free lead set
HP8279
400 turn induction coil
LK5299
3MHz TTI signal generator with free lead set
HP7894
Curriculum CD ROM
LK6492
Picoscope 4223 automotive oscilloscope
HP3829
Terminal post
LK5294
Three phase power supply
HP9390
Small bar magnet
LK0123
Small compass
LK0124
LK5298
LK5607
Leads
Description
2mm option Standard part
Lead, black, 320mm, 4mm stackable to croc clip
LK5297E
Lead, red, 300mm, 4mm to 2mm stackable
LK5555E
Pair of 4mm to croc clip leads
Lead, red, 320mm, 4mm to croc clip
Faraday’s law kit
LK7489
Fleming’s motor rule apparatus
LK6482
Locktronics mini protoype board
LK4839
Circuit breaker
LK8623
OBDII lead
LK5697
Three phase motor
HP3920
LK5555
LK5298E
LK5298
LK5603
LK5604
4mm to 4mm lead, yellow
LK5607
4mm to 4mm lead, blue
LK5609
General purpose lead set (LK5603 x 2, LK5604 x 2)
LK8022
Lead, D-type to yellow and blue 4mm for Kvaser analyser
LK5695
Lead, black, 300mm, 4mm to 2mm stackable
LK5556E
Lead, white, 300mm, 4mm to 2mm stackable
LK5557E
LK5556
HP9564 + HP7750
Packaging and storage
HP2025Q
LK5557
Description
LK6574
Deep tray
HP5540
Tray lid
HP4039
62mm daughter tray
HP9564
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LK7487
LK5297
4mm to 4mm lead, black
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Lenz’s law kit
LK5570
Lead red, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
Lead, red, 2000mm, 4mm to 4mm plug
Locktronics user guide
Daughter tray foam insert
Part number
HP7750
18 tray trolley
HP3025N
12 tray trolley
HP2025Q
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Individual components
LK6206
LK6205
Capacitors
LK6203
Description
Part number
Capacitor, 100pF, Ceramic
LK6283
Capacitor, 0.1μF, Polyester
LK5222
Capacitor, 0.47μF
LK6216
Capacitor, 1μF, Polyester
LK6205
Capacitor, 2.2μF, Polyester
LK6217
Capacitor, 4.7μF, 25V
LK6206
Capacitor, 4.7μF, Ceramic
LK6239
Capacitor, 100μF, 25V
LK6202
Capacitor, 150μF, 25V
LK6223
Capacitor, 1000μF, Electrolytic, 30V
LK4003
Capacitor, 2200μF, 25V
LK6203
Capacitor, 4700μF, Electrolytic, 16V
LK6653
Capacitor, 22000μF, Electrolytic, 16V
LK3662
Capacitor, 10uF, Electrolytic, 25V
LK5221
Capacitor, 47uF, Electrolytic, 25V
LK5224
Capacitor, Variable, 15-140PF
LK6214
Capacitor, 1nF, Polyester
LK6239
Capacitor, 33uF, non-electrolytic
LK5987
LK6214R3
LK4021
K4021
LK4123
Inductors
nductors
LK5202
LK5214A
Resistors
Here is our range of resistors. If you do not see the value you need, then
you can make your own with our pre-printed blank carrier resistors.
Description
Part no. DIN
Part No. ANSI
Resistor, 3.9Ω, 3W, 5%
LK5211
Resistor, 10Ω, 1W, 5%
LK4025
LK4025A
Resistor, 12Ω, 1W, 5%
LK4100
LK4100A
Resistor, 47Ω, 0.5W, 5%
LK4065
LK4065A
Resistor, 68Ω, 0.5W, 5%
LK5217
LK5217A
Resistor, 100Ω, 1W, 5%
LK4002
LK4002A
Resistor, 120Ω, 0.5W, 5%
LK5206
LK5206A
Resistor, 180Ω, 0.5W, 5%
LK5207
LK5207A
Resistor, 220Ω, 0.5W, 5%
LK5215
LK5215A
Resistor, 270Ω, 0.5W, 5%
LK5205
LK5205A
Resistor, 500Ω, 0.5W, 5%
LK6237
Resistor, 560Ω, 0.25W, 5%
LK6219
LK6219A
Resistor, 1KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK5202
LK5202A
Resistor, 2.2KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK6218
LK6218A
Resistor, 5KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK6230
Resistor, 5.6KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK5209
LK5209A
Resistor, 10KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK5203
LK5203A
Resistor, 15KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK6213
LK6213A
Resistor, 22KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK6211
LK6211A
Resistor, 33KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK5201
LK5201A
Resistor, 50KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK6231
Resistor, 100KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK5218
Resistor, 150KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK6212
LK5218A
Resistor, 200KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK6238
LK6238A
Description
escription
Part number
Resistor, 270KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK5204
LK5204A
Choke,
hoke 5mH
LK6214R3
Resistor, 330KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK6201
LK6201A
Choke, 10mH
LK6214R1
Resistor, 500KΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK6232
LK6232A
Choke, 47mH
LK6214R2
Resistor, 1MΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK6200
LK6200A
Choke, 68mH
LK6215
Resistor, 1.5MΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK5210
Choke, 200mH
LK9877
Resistor, 10MΩ, 0.25W, 5%
LK6233
Transformer, 2:1 turns ratio
LK4123
Resistor, Rx
LK5252
Ferrite rod carrier
LK4021
Potentiometer, 25Ω
LK5212
2:1 transformer
LK7483
Potentiometer, 250Ω
LK5208
Dual 400 turn coil
LK9998
Potentiometer, 1KΩ
LK4034
LK4034A
Potentiometer, 10KΩ
LK5214
LK5214A
Potentiometer, 100KΩ
LK5219
LK6870L
LK6860L
LK5213
Resistor, variable, 250Ω
LK3893
Resistor, variable, 10KΩ
LK6630
Resistor, variable, 100KΩ
LK6631
Resistor, 50ohm, 1/4w, 2%
LK8980
LK5208A
System blocks and other ICs
Logic gates - CMOS
Gates are available with either American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
symbols or with Systems Block (SB) symbols. All sub-systems and logic gates
are fitted with 2mm power connector sockets. Gates are delivered with 2mm to
4mm power leads as standard - ‘L’ Gates are also available with 2mm to 2mm
leads for use in labs where only 2mm connectors are allowed - ‘LE’.
Description
Potentiometer, 1MΩ
LK5252A
Part no. SB
Part no. ANSI
2mm to 2mm 2mm to 2mm
Part no. SB
2mm to 4mm
Part no. ANSI
2mm to 4mm
All sub-system and logic gates are fitted with 2mm power connector sockets.
Gates are delivered with 2mm to 4mm power leads as standard - ‘L’. Gates are
also available with 2mm to 2mm leads for use in labs where only 2mm
connectors are allowed - ‘LE’.
Description
Part number
Systems block transistor switch
LK6831
Systems block transducer driver
LK6832
AND gate with lead
LK6870LE
LK6860LE
LK6870L
LK6860L
Description
NAND gate with lead
LK6873LE
LK6863LE
LK6873L
LK6863L
555 timer
LK6300LE
LK6300L
NOR gate with lead
LK6874LE
LK6864LE
LK6874L
LK6864L
Op Amp module (TL081)
LK6234LE
LK6234L
NOT gate with lead
LK6872LE
LK6862LE
LK6872L
LK6862L
Voltage regulator (7805)
LK7208
LK7208
OR gate with lead
LK6871LE
LK6861LE
LK6871L
LK6861L
Flip-flop, horizontal carrier
LK6500LE
LK6500L
XOR gate with lead
LK6875LE
LK6865LE
LK6875L
LK6865L
Flip-flop, vertical carrier
LK6501LE
LK6501L
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LK5242
LK5241
LK8275
LK8011
LK7409
Semiconductors
Description
Part number
Diode, germanium
LK5242
Diode, power, 1A, 50V
LK5243
Power / battery carriers
Description
Part number
LK5249
Power supply carrier
LK5247
Power supply carrier with voltage source symbol
LK7461
Zener diode, 6.8V
LK5253
Dual voltage rail power supply carrier
LK8492
Zener diode, 8.2V
LK5254
AC voltage source carrier
LK2340
Zener diode, 12V
LK5258
AA battery holder carrier
LK7409
Schottky diode
LK8000
Bridge rectifier
LK5266
Transistor LHF, NPN
LK5241
Transistor LHF, PNP
LK5256
Transistor RHF, NPN
LK5240
Diode, silicon
Zener diode, 4.7V
Transistor RHF
LK5255
Transistor, unijunction
LK5246
Power transistor, NPN, 1.5A
LK6705
Power transistor, NPN, 10A
LK7203
Transistor, JGFET
LK5146
Transistor, FET
LK7219
Power MOSFET transistor
LK8011
Thyristor
LK5248
LK8275
LK5280
LK7889
Relays
Description
Part number
LK4051
Relay, 12V coil, 10A normally open
LK5280
Photodiode
LK7361
Relay, 6V coil, 10A normally open
LK5403
Phototransistor
LK7
LK
290
LK7290
Relay, 6V coil, 10A changeover with 2mm to 4mm lead
LK7889L
Triac
Relay, reed, changeover
LK4103
Relay, reed, normally open
LK5405
Relay, 12V coil, 10A changeover with 2mm to 4mm lead
LK7049L
LK8932
LK6838
HP3728
Electromechanical
Description
Part number
Solenoid
LK6838
Buzzer, 6V, 15mA
LK6423
Buzzer, 12V, 15mA
LK3246
Speaker
LK8932
HP2666
Dimensions
W: 60cm x H: 78cm
HP8405
Power supplies
Description
HP2673
Engineering panel
Description
Engineering panel with built in MIAC controller, with UK power supply
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HP2673
Part number
Adjustable DC power supply, 3V to 13.5V, 1.6A, no carrier
HP2666
AC power supply, 12VAC, 1A, UK
HP3728
AC power supply, 12VAC, 1A Europe
HP4429
AC power supply, 12VAC, 1A, USA
HP4688
+/-12VDC power supply, 5 pin DIN, inc UK mains lead
HP8405
IEC mains connector lead, for +/-12 VDC PSU, Europe
HP3702
IEC mains connector lead, for +/-12 VDC PSU, USA
HP3703
DC power supply, 15VDC, 25A, UK
HP0056
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Individual components
LK6207
LK6632
LK6633
Switches
Description
LK7746
LK6430
Optoelectric and lights / lamps
Description
Part no. SB
Part no. ANSI
Part number
numbe
Switch, on/off, toggle
LK6633
Switch, push to make, metal strip
LK6207
Switch, normally open, reed
LK5404
Switch, reversing, toggle
LK6632
Switch, changeover, toggle
LK6224
Switch, changeover
LK6208
Lampholder, MES, for automotive LEDs
LK5287
Microswitch
LK6634
Lampholder, MES
LK5291
Switch, on/off, metal strip
LK6209
LED, red
LK6635
LK6635A
LED, green
LK6636
LK6636A
LED, yellow
LK6637
LK6637A
Solar cell
LK7746
LK5800
LK7215
LK7215A
LK5900
Blank carriers
Description
D
i ti
LK4663
Part no. SB
Blank carrier, large, pack of 10
LK6706
Motors / generators
Description
Part number
Motor, 3V to 12VDC, 0.7A
LK6706
Motor, 6V, open frame
LK4102
Stepper motor
LK4322
Low power solar motor
LK4663
Hand cranked generator
LK4893
Hand cranked generator spare handle
LK4894
Motor with reluctor
LK8113
Part no. ANSI
LK5900
Blank carrier, small, pack of 20
LK5800
Blank resistor carrier
LK7215
Blank capacitor carrier
LK7216
Blank electrolytic carrier
LK7217
Blank diode carrier
LK8013
Blank transistor carrier
LK7218
LK7215A
LK3982
eters
Moving coil meters
Description
LK5401
Part number
Voltmeter, 0V to 15V
LK3982
Voltmeter, +/-7.5V
LK9438
Ammeter, 0mA to 100mA
LK9381
Ammeter, 0A to 1A
LK8397
LK4121
LK8150
LK8154
Sensors
nsors
Description
Part no. DIN Part no. ANSI
Hall effect switch
LK6734
Thermistor, 470Ω, NTC
LK5401
LK5401A
Thermistor, 4.7KΩ, NTC
LK5402
LK5402A
Thermistor and moisture sensor PCB
LK6850
Thermocouple carrier
LK8988
Resistivity carriers
Voltage dependent resistor
LK4121
Description
Slotted opto sensor with 2mm to 4mm lead
LK6707L
Nichrome 0.075mm2 x 500mm
LK8150
Magnetic pickup
LK8743
Nichrome 0.075mm2 x 250mm
LK8152
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Part number
Nichrome 0.21mm2 x 500mm
LK8154
Constantan 0.075mm2 x 500mm
LK8156
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Individual components
Lenz’s law apparatus
Energy meter
The Lenz’s law apparatus allows students to easily see that, “An
induced current is always in such a direction to oppose the motion
or change causing it”. The apparatus consists of a copper tube, with
one side removed and two identical cylinders only one of which
is magnetised. Lenz’s law is demonstrated by the fact that when
the metal cylinders are dropped through the copper tube, the
magnetised cylinder falls at a much slower rate because of induced
eddy currents in the copper tube wall. Students will be intrigued by
this highly visual experiment which forms an ideal part of a course
on motors and generators.
This simple meter is ideal for giving students a quantitative and
qualitative feel for the unit of energy - the Joule - and power - the Watt.
The meter measures voltage, current, power consumption and shows
energy used over time. For simplicity, the instrument automatically
adjusts the display to show suitable units and an appropriate number
of decimal places so that it can deal with a very wide range of values
(e.g. for energy, from 0.01 millijoules up to 300 kilojoules). The
function button has four settings to select the desired quantities to
be measured (energy and time, power, average power, voltage and
current). The meter includes a 9V mains adaptor (UK only).
Description
Lenz’s law apparatus
Part number
LK7487
Description
Energy meter
Part number
LK8591
Faraday’s law apparatus
Locktronics PICmicro microcontroller
This apparatus is ideal for demonstrating Faraday’s law of
electromagnetic induction. It consists of a clear plastic tube
containing a powerful magnet, with a 400 turn coil bonded onto
the surface of the tube. When the tube is inverted the magnet
passes through the coil, inducing a voltage on the coil terminals.
Students are able to use an oscilloscope or datalogger to easily see
the induced voltage. This is an ideal precursor to understanding
generator theory.
This carrier includes a reprogrammable PICmicro microcontroller
with four general purpose input output pins. When used as inputs
the pins can be configured to be analogue or digital. The carrier
includes three slide switches which can be used for selecting one of
8 internal programs in the PIC. The device can also be reprogrammed
from the USB port. Power can be derived from the on-board 2mm
connectors or from the USB port.
Description
Faraday’s law apparatus
Part number
LK7489
Description
Part number
USB reprogrammable PICmicro MCU with 2mm to 4mm lead
LK4690L
Replacement chip for Locktronics PIC
LK8372
USB2 high speed A to mini B lead
HPUAB
Fleming’s motor rule apparatus
MIAC
This apparatus is used to demonstrate the fact that a force is exerted
on a current-carrying conductor when it is placed in a magnetic
field. The apparatus consists of three parts - a large Locktronics
carrier with two parallel wires, a powerful magnetic yoke with
North and South poles clearly visible, and a thin metal tube as the
conductor. The tube ‘kicks’ off the carrier when a current is passed
through it. This highly visual apparatus provides an opportunity of
demonstrating Fleming’s left hand motor rule.
MIAC is a powerful controller which has applications in Science,
Technology, Electronics, Mechanical engineering, Automotive
engineering and Chemical engineering. This version of the MIAC is
supplied with 4mm shrouded sockets which are internally connected
to all of the input outputs of the MIAC. The 4mm connectors mean
that connection to Locktronics baseboards is extremely easy. Power
supply and USB lead are not included.
Description
Fleming’s motor rule apparatus
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LK6482
Description
Part number
MIAC with 4mm shrouded sockets
MI0245
Power supply for MIAC (international)
HP2666
USB2 high speed A to B mini lead
HPUAB
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Contents of E-blocks and related products
Contents
What are E-blocks?
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Why choose E-blocks?
71
Electronic system design
72
E-blocks courseware
73 - 74
Upstream and interface boards
75 - 77
Downstream boards
78 - 82
Development boards
83
Sensors
84 - 85
E-blocks Instruments
86 - 87
E-blocks Accessories
88 - 89
FlowKit
90
SE Products
91
Formula Flowcode
92 - 93
ECIO single board computers
94 - 95
Workstations
96 - 97
MIAC
98 - 99
The School of Electronic and Aeronautical Engineering (SEAE), one of the British
Army’s key training establishments in the United Kingdom, has reacted to the
need to dominate the Digital Battlefield by equipping a number of classrooms
and project rooms with a comprehensive range of E-Block modules and
Flowcode. The E-blocks system has enabled SEAE to develop courses to
teach the students fault-finding procedures applicable to microprocessor
and/or embedded microcontroller systems.
This means that the students can develop practical experience of designing,
programming and building systems similar to what they will encounter during an
operational tour of duty.
A particular success has been the student project work on CAN bus which
is a communications system used to link sub systems together in military
vehicles. Students are split into groups, given real automotive components
and tasked with developing a functional vehicle electronic control system.
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What are E-blocks?
Simplifying Technology & Electronic Systems
E-blocks modules provide learners and developers with a flexible
suite of electronics blocks that snap together to form a wide variety
of electronic systems.
E-blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of
electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system.
The 50 circuit boards in the E-blocks range use rugged 9-way D-type
connectors as connection busses for 8 signal lines and earth. Power
(3.3V or 5V) is wired separately. This allows a complete system to be
assembled in a matter of minutes.
The E-blocks range includes:
Systems based on microcontrollers can be programmed using
flowcharts, C, assembly, or anything else that generates an
appropriate HEX file. Systems based on FPGA technology can be
programmed in block diagrams, VHDL or Verilog. A range of CD
ROM tutorials, which include compilers, development tools and
manuals, provide support to students who are new to any of these
technologies.
A range of upstream programmer boards
To which students add:
Electronic engineering
Mechanical engineering
Input /output boards
Communications boards
Wireless comms boards
Graphical displays
Prototype boards
Motor driver boards
A/D and D/A boards
Sensors
Accessories
Test instruments
Computer Science
Design Technology
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Why choose E-blocks?
Flexibility
Rugged design
The modular nature of E-blocks makes them one of the most flexible
kits available: almost anything in modern digital electronics that you
want to teach, learn or construct can be done with E-blocks.
E-blocks are designed to be electrically and mechanically rugged to
withstand the pressures of the lab: downstream board interfaces
include damage protection resistors and can not be damaged by
programming errors. Boards can be mounted onto metal backplanes
to make them mechanically rugged during use. Plastic covers are
available for all boards which offer further protection and prevent
chips from being removed.
Supported programmable devices
To give you flexibility in the courses you can deliver with E-blocks, we
support a wide range of programmable devices which includes 8, 16
and 32 bit microcontrollers and Altera FPGAs:
PICmicro® microcontroller
ARM® microcontroller
Atmel AVR® microcontroller
dsPIC/PIC24® microcontroller
Altera Cyclone IV FPGA
Arduino
Supported programming languages
E-blocks microcontroller boards are supplied with download utilities
for native hex code which means that most chip programming
languages are supported.
Comms systems compatibility
Most chip to chip and system to system communications standards
are supported. The list continues to grow and includes:
CAN, LIN, Bluetooth, GSM, RS232, RS485, IrDA, PS2, VGA, TCP/IP, MIDI, SPI, I2C,
ZigBee, RFID, VGA, USB, GPS, SD/FAT16/FAT32, RS485, RF(ISM), RC5, WiFi
Curriculum support
E-blocks are well supported with a range of curriculum materials for
different levels of learners. This includes free online tutorials for
beginners and schools, 50 hour courses in programming and chip
development for undergraduates and a range of specialist courses in
advanced techniques like mobile telephony and embedded internet
technology for the advanced user.
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Product information
All E-blocks are provided with full datasheets - including circuit
diagrams - which can be downloaded from our web site. Up to date
drivers for all boards are also available free of charge.
Forum support
The Matrix development team provides excellent support for our
products online through our very active forums. Additional support
is provided by our network of valued contributors via our forums.
Tight integration with Flowcode
E-blocks are tightly integrated with Flowcode version 6 and Flowcode
components are available for all E-blocks as they are released.
Industry standard technology
E-blocks are used as much by engineers in industry as they are used
by students and teachers in education. The technology is real, up to
date and provides a great base for training the next generation of
engineers.
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Electronic system design
In-Circuit-Test
Ghost software within Flowcode takes the data gathered from the
target chip and displays it in human friendly ways so that you can
understand what is happening in your electronic system and debug
it more easily. There are four instruments within Ghost:
Multichannel analogue scope
The multichannel ‘scope allows
you to see the voltages on
the analogue pins of the
microcontroller.
The Ghost chip on our new EB006 PICmicro
Multiprogrammer enables advanced debug
features.
Ghost is a combination of PC-side and chip-side
technologies which, when combined with Flowcode,
provides a new way of debugging electronic systems.
Ghost technology provides a real time log of the
status of all the pins on the microcontroller whilst
a Flowcode program is running in real hardware.
Ghost is designed to provide you with the best
way of understanding what is happening in your
electronic system.
There are two parts to Ghost technology: In-CircuitDebug and In-Circuit-Test.
In-Circuit-Debug
When connected to Ghost compable hardware the In-CircuitDebug function allows you to run your program in hardware, to
pause, to step through each command, and to run the program at
different speeds.
Multichannel logic analyser
The logic analyser displays the digital
status of the input output pins on
your microcontroller. 32 pins are
monitored and you can display as
many as will fit on your screen.
Packet decoder
The packet decoder allows you
to convert the digital signals
from the logic analyser into
hexadecimal and see the traces
as well as their numerical values.
You can choose between different types of decoding such as I2C,
RS232 etc.
Data console display
The data console displays a different
view of the data captured by the
packet decoder in Ghost. The console
consists of a multi window scrolling
text box displaying the sequenally
decoded data. The different tabs in
the console show different levels of
decoding which makes the console
a superb tool for developing projects
involving digital communications.
When in ICD mode you
can see the flow chart and
icon under execuon, you
can view the status of
variables, and alter their
value.
ICD mode also allows you
to set breakpoints at a
number of places in your
program so that you can
see the status of the
system at crical points.
ICD is a really great tool
for solving programming
problems.
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E-blocks courseware
Introduction to microcontroller
programming course
This free online resource provides a complete course in
developing microcontroller based systems using Flowcode.
The course contains a suite of 13 labs each of which has an
accompanying Word worksheet. Students print a worksheet
and then work through the contents of the CD ROM, developing
systems using Flowcode to complete each lab. Each worksheet
has a number of tasks, graded to cater for mixed ability classes.
Supervisors can use the accompanying Excel marking scheme to
track the progress of students as they work through the material.
The course is based on E-blocks but is usable on other hardware
platforms.
Assembly for PICmicro MCUs CD ROM V5
This CD ROM contains a complete 50 hour course in programming
the PICmicro microcontroller. The tutorials start with fundamental
concepts and extend up to complex programs including
watchdog timers, interrupts and sleep modes. The CD ROM
includes unique simulation tools which help students overcome
key problems in programming in assembly code and a simplified
development environment is included.
Learning objectives /experiments
Microcontroller programming and circuits, clocks, pins, inputs,
outputs, ports, memory and memory types, current limits
Programming using flowcharts: input, system, output, loops,
decision, subroutine, go to, calculations, delays, variables, strings,
A/D conversion, interrupts, hardware macros, software macros, arrays
Techniques: Binary, Hexadecimal, ASCII, calculations
Components: clocking devices, switches, LEDs, LED arrays, sensors,
buzzers, keypad, LCD, 7-segment displays, quad 7-segment displays,
power supply, EEPROM
Techniques: switch debounce, Schmitt trigger, prototyping with
E-blocks strip board, PCBs and proto boards, using batteries
TTypical
i l tutorial
i l screen
PICmicro
The Virtual PIC
Cmicro
i microcontroller
ocontroller
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FREE
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10 user
EL629105
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E-blocks courseware
C programming courseware and software
This CD ROM provides you with a complete solution to teaching
and learning C programming for the PICmicro microcontroller.
The course is structured in two parts: firstly students are taken
through the fundamentals of C programming in a series of onscreen tutorials that make use of our virtual microcontroller to
explain to students how C works. This well proven methodology
centres around a simulation of the microcontroller which allows
students to clearly see the effects on the chip, internal variables
and registers as each line of C code executes.
Once students have understood the basics, they carry out a series
of labs using the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and
compiler provided. Tests and exercises to reinforce learning are
provided. The software tools supplied on the CD are suitable for
a wide variety of projects.
Students read through the
tutorials, simulate the
program on-screen,
compile the source code in
the IDE...
Tutorial and simulation screen
...and verify the program
on the hardware
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Single user
EL543SI5
10 user
EL543105
Site licence
EL543SL5
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Upstream and interface boards
PICmicro® microcontroller multiprogrammer
This board connects to a PC via USB to provide a high speed, low cost
PICmicro MCU programmer for development and programming.
This board can be used with assembly, C or Flowcode along with
most third party compilers. The board programs a wide range
of microcontroller devices and has 5 D-type sockets for E-blocks
connection. When used with Flowcode this board provides full Ghost
support and instrumentation including multi channel oscilloscope,
multi channel logic analyser, packet decoder and data console.
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PICmicro® microcontroller multiprogrammer
EB006V9
dsPIC/PIC24 multiprogrammer board
This board can be used with MPLAB or Flowcode and most third
party C compilers. The board programs a wide range of PICmicro
microcontroller devices from the PIC24F, PIC24H, dsPIC30 and
dsPIC33 series PICmicro ranges using the programming software
provided. There are 5 D-type sockets for E-blocks connection. A
Microchip PICkit socket provides alternative reprogramming and
debugging techniques.
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EB064
Extended functionality dsPIC board
The Extended functionality dsPIC board provides a higher speed
processor, increased memory and more peripheral inputs outputs
than the EB0064 dsPIC/PIC24 board. It is also fitted with Ghost
technology which, when used with Flowcode, provides in-circuit
debugging and instrumentation including multi channel
oscilloscope, multi channel logic analyser, packet decoder and data
console. The board is shipped with a powerful 16bit dsPIC processor
– the dsPIC33EP256MU806 with 256K ROM and 28K RAM - which
provides a huge assortment of functionality including remappable
peripherals, 4x UART, 4 x SPI, 12-bit ADC, 16 x PWM, 2 x I2C and 2 x
Internal CAN and USB.
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EB091
ARM® microcontroller multiprogrammer
This board is a development tool for the Atmel AT91 SAM 7
microcontroller. The SAM 7 is a 32 bit RISC device running at an
internal frequency of 80MHz with 128k ROM and 32K static RAM as
well as 2 USARTs, 4 x 10 bit A/D converters and a native USB bus. The
board has 5 D-type sockets for E-blocks. The processor is housed on
a removable daughter board so that the ARM can be incorporated
into custom PCBs.
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ARM® microcontroller multiprogrammer
EB185
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AVR® microcontroller multiprogrammer
This board includes everything you need to program an AVR
microcontroller and develop AVR projects. The board comes with
a CD ROM containing development tools (including an Integrated
Development Environment for code writing) and an in-system
programmer. The board programs a wide range of AVR devices and
has 4 D-type sockets for E-blocks.
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AVR® microcontroller multiprogrammer
EB194
Raspberry Pi expansion board with cable
This adaptor board allows you to connect a Raspberry Pi device to
downstream E-blocks boards, including the prototype board, using
a 26-way IDC cable. Circuitry on the adaptor board offers protection
for the Raspberry Pi pins from short circuits to ground or the supply
voltage and presents the 17 general purpose I/O pins on D-type
E-blocks connectors. Additional zener diodes can be added to the
board for further circuit protection. Raspberry pi board not included.
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EB380
Raspberry Pi expansion board and case kit
EB385
3.3V
Altera FPGA board
The FPGA board contains a 10320 macrocell Cyclone IV series
FPGA complete with configuration device to allow the code to be
passed into the FPGA on power up. The board is packaged with
and programmed via a USB-Blaster compatible USB JTAG dongle
which allows the board to be re-programmed directly from within
the Altera Quartus software using a standard USB port. The board
provides five full E-blocks ports allowing other boards in the E-blocks
range be connected to the upstream FPGA board. CD ROM courses
and compilers for this board are available.
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Upstream and interface boards
Interface shield for Arduino Uno compatible boards
This board allows you to connect standard Arduino Uno compatible
boards into an E-blocks system and take advantage of the large range
of E-blocks boards. The D-type connectors provide a bus system that
enables clean access to all I/O lines, allowing you to use standard
E-blocks with the Arduino upstream microcontroller architecture. All
the standard signals from the Arduino board are brought across onto
the shield board. This board is compatible with a host of Arduino
footprint boards including the Uno, Leonardo, Micro, Mini, Nano,
STM Nucleo, Cypress PSOC ARM M0, Chip kit for Microchip PIC32 and
many more. Arduino board not included.
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EB093
E-blocks Arduino mega shield
This board allows you to connect the Arduino Mega and compatible
boards into an E-blocks system and take advantage of the large
range of E-blocks I/O boards. The D-type connectors provide a bus
system that enables clean access to all I/O lines, allowing you to
use standard E-blocks with the Arduino upstream microcontroller
architecture. The standard signals from the Arduino Mega board
are brought across onto the shield board. This board is designed
around the mechanical and electrical requirements of the Arduino
Mega and is also compatible with the Uno, Leonardo, Micro, Mini,
and Nano. Arduino board not included.
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Arduino uno
EB092
Cypress
Nucleo
Freescale ARM
Arduino compatibility
These shields make E-blocks compatible with several Arduino boards including:
1. Uno
2. Leonardo
3. Mega
4. Micro
5. Mini
6. Nano
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Downstream boards
Terminal board
3. 3V
5V
Sensor board
Allows connection to all 8
pins of a standard E-blocks
port with bare wires by using
screw terminals.
Contains a variable resistor
and a light sensor for simple
analogue experiments, as
well as sockets which allow
users to interface to our
range of sensors.
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LED board
EB002
3. 3V
5V
Contains a 16 character, 2 line
alphanumeric LCD display on
a 5 wire serial bus.
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5V
Flowcod e mac ros ava i l a b l e
Switch board
Dual 7-segment display
Has a quad 7-segment
common anode display with
anodes controlled via one
port and cathodes controlled
by the other.
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EB007
3. 3V
3 .3 V
5V
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LCD board
This board contains 8
push-to-make
switches.
Upstream and downstream
E-blocks connectors allow
this board to be used in bus
configuration.
Switch board
EB003
LCD board
EB004
5V
EB005
3 .3 V
5V
Dual 7-segment display
IR/IrDA transceiver board
Contains two L293 quad
push pull driver chips which
provide power outputs for
driving lamps or motors. The
board supplies 8 outputs
which sink or source 500mA
at up to 36V.
5V
Sensor board
Has 8 LEDs which show the
status of each bit on the port.
Upstream and downstream
E-blocks connectors allow
this board to be used in bus
configurations.
LED board
3 .3 V
EB008
3 .3 V
5V
Fl owco de ma c ro s avai lab le
This board provides a
complete solution to infrared
communications - with
both standard IR and IrDA
protocol for communications
with laptops or PDAs.
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Power board
SPI bus D/A and memory board
3. 3V
5V
Flowcod e mac ros ava i l a b l e
Keypad board
Adds serial memory (8K) and
D/A functions (8 bit with
amplifier and headphone
socket) to any microcontroller
/ FPGA with an SPI interface.
A simple 4 x 3 keypad that
allows data entry into bus
based systems.
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EB011
EB013
3 .3 V
5V
Fl owco de mac ro s avai lab le
Keyboard board
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Downstream boards
3. 3V
5V
Flowcod e mac ros ava i l a b l e
RS232 board
Prototype board
Provides an RS232 interface
which can be used to
facilitate
communication
between a microcontroller /
FPGA and third party devices
like PC serial ports, projectors
etc.
Contains a small prototype
board for developing circuits
and projects. Connectors
for two E-blocks ports allow
prototype wires and leads
to be connected to the
prototype board.
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3. 3V
Patch board kit
EB015
Prototype board
5V
CAN bus board
Contains a small patch for
developing
circuits
and
projects. For use when a
permanent circuit is required
to add to your E-blocks
system. D-type connectors
need soldering on.
Allows you to add CAN bus
functionality
to
any
microcontroller with an SPI
interface. The board includes
both a CAN controller and a
CAN transceiver.
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EB017
MIDI interface board
3. 3V
5V
Flowcod e mac ros ava i l a b l e
With MIDI in, out and thru
ports, this E-block allows any
microcontroller to generate,
process or respond to any
MIDI datastream.
5V
EB016
5V
Fl owco de ma c ro s avai lab le
CAN bus board
Motors board
EB018
3 .3 V
5V
Fl owco de ma cro s avai lab le
This board is based on the L298
device which can drive two
motors operating from up to
46V at up to 4A each. The board
can be used in a variety of
motor control configurations.
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EB021
3. 3V
5V
Flowcod e mac ros ava i l a b l e
Internet board
Motors board
Bluetooth board
Adds Ethernet functionality to a
microprocessor /FPGA system
without the need for
developing a TCP/IP software
stack.
The Bluetooth board allows
you to add Bluetooth
capability
to
any
microcontroller with UART
functionality.
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EB023
Voice CODEC board
3. 3V
PS2 / VGA board
Allows you to connect
standard keyboards, mice
and VGA monitors to an
E-blocks system.
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3 .3 V
5V
Fl owco de ma c ro s avai lab le
Bluetooth board
This audio coder-decoder
board
allows
students
to investigate Bluetooth
systems that use audio. The
board is based on a Freescale
MC145483 linear 13 bit
CODEC.
Voice CODEC board
3 .3 V
PS2 / VGA board
EB024
5V
EB033
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Opto-isolator board
3. 3V
5V
MMC card reader board
This board contains 4
separate isolated inputs to
your E-blocks system for
telecoms and Programmable
Logic Controller applications.
This MMC card reader
sits on the serial port of a
microcontroller and provides
up to 32GB of memory
to an E-blocks system. An
MMC card must be bought
separately.
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Relay board
EB035
3. 3V
5V
3. 3V
5V
Flowcod e mac ros avai l a b l e
USB232 board
RFID board
EB051C
ZigBee router board
EB051R
5V
Flowcod e mac ros avai l a b l e
RFID board
GPS board
Provides direct connection
to the USB interface for
microcontrollers that include
an internal USB peripheral
allowing you to easily
communicate directly with
your device.
Includes a UP500 GPS module
from Fastrax. Once an initial
position has been acquired,
the GPS receiver continues
to send position information
directly to the microcontroller.
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5V
Flowcod e mac ros avai l a b l e
RC5 infrared transceiver
Allows the exploration of the
RC5 and other popular IR
protocols. It features a tuned
and filtered 36KHz IR receiver
and an amplified IR emitter.
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EB052
3 .3 V
GPS board
Allows up to 8 servo motors to
be connected to an E-blocks
systems for use with the
Flowcode Servo component.
Servo board
5V
Fl owco de ma c ro s avai lab le
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Servo board
EB039
This board allows you to
develop RFID systems based
on the Mifare, I-CODE and
Ultralight
protocols
and
includes a built-in antenna.
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3 .3 V
5V
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Gives the capability of
developing 2.4GHz wireless
networks based on the
Zigbee standard.
USB interface board
EB037
This board allows you to
connect a microcontroller
with a USART back to a PC via
USB. A virtual COM port driver
is supplied for interfacing to
PC software applications.
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MMC card reader board
USB232 board
This board contains 4 relays
(choose high or low nibble)
each rated at 250V and 6A.
This is ideal for building PLC
type applications.
Relay board
3 .3 V
5V
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5V
EB056
3 .3 V
5V
Fl owco de ma c ro s avai lab le
RC5 infrared transceiver
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Downstream boards
5V
Flowcod e mac ros avai l a b l e
RS485 board
ISM band RF comms.
Allows the exploration of
RS485 communications. The
board facilitates any type of
RS485 configuration to be
put together.
Allows RF communications at
various carrier frequencies.
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EB062
3. 3V
5V
Flowcod e mac ros avai l a b l e
GSM board
3 .3 V
5V
Fl owco de ma c ro s avai lab le
ISM-band RF board with 433 module
EB063-433
ISM-band RF board with 868 module
EB063-868
ISM-band RF board with 915 module
EB063-915
E-blocks basic sensors board
3 .3 V
5V
Flowcode macros available
The E-block Basic sensors board incorporates a light sensor,
thermistor, hall effect sensor and potentiometer which can be
used for simple experiments, projects and learning. Each of the
sensors return a reading as an analogue voltage which can be
between 0V and 5V.
Comes complete with a
SIM card socket and a
small antenna. It is fitted
with 2.5mm jack sockets
for microphone and
headphone use.
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EB066
E-blocks motion sensor board
3. 3V
5V
Flowcode macros available
This board features a 3-axis acceleration sensor which can be used
for force meters, balancing robotics, calibration tools and digital
spirit levels. The board can be used to measure G force or can also
be used to measure orientation in terms of pan / tilt and roll.
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Wireless LAN board
EB067
3 .3 V
5V
Fl owco de ma c ro s avai lab le
Allows easy access to standard
wireless local area networks. It
is capable of being a client or
a server on a network. It can
serve html and javascript web
pages in either mode.
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Rotary encoder board
EB068
3. 3V
5V
Flowcod e mac ros avai l a b l e
Wireless Lan board
Slide switch board
Has two rotary encoders,
an LED and a push switch.
It does not have a start
and end position so keeps
turning in either direction to
allow a continually turning
potentiometer.
This board contains 8 slide
switches with upstream
and downstream D-type
connector.
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EB073
3. 3V
5V
Flowcod e mac ros avai l a b l e
LCD board
The new graphical display
board features a new low cost
128 x 160 pixel, 16-bit colour,
1.77 inch graphical TFT display.
The display features a LED
backlight with microcontroller
based brightness control as
well as compatibility with
3V3 and 5V E-block systems.
EB069
3 .3 V
5V
Fl owco de ma c ro s avai lab le
Slide switch board
DSP input board
EB074
3 .3 V
5V
Fl owco de ma c ro s avai lab le
The DSP input board features all
the components required to
allow high quality 16-bit audio
into your microcontroller system.
Includes on-board microphone,
fully adjustable gain and filters.
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EB084
Graphical display module only
DSP input board
EB085
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DSP output board
3. 3V
5V
Flowcod e mac ros avai l a b l e
E-blocks LED array board
The DSP output board
features all the components
required to allow high
quality 16-bit audio from
your microcontroller system.
Featuring
high
quality
potentiometers, an on-board
speaker, fully adjustable gain
and filters.
The LED array board offers an
array of 8 x 5 high brightness
red LEDs which can be easily
controlled to create visual
animations, pointers and signs.
The boards plug together in
a way to allow large message
boards to be created by
cascading data through from
one board to the next.
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Cap-touch board
EB086
3. 3V
5V
Flowcod e mac ros avai l a b l e
E-blocks LED array board
The motor driver board
allows the user to connect
and independently drive
two motors in full bridge
configuration with up to 5.6A
output peak current. The
board operates with both
3v and 5v logic systems and
with motor power supplies
from 8 to 30 volts.
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EB088
3. 3V
5V
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EB087
DMOS Motor driver board
The cap-touch board allows
easy
investigation
and
implementation of cap touch
technology. The board features
five separate cap-touch pads
to allow you to command up,
down, left, right and center
button presses.
Cap-touch board
3 .3 V
DMOS Motor driver board
DC Motor Servo Trainer E-block
EB094
3 .3 V
5V
Flowcode macros available
This board is designed to teach the basics of DC motor speed
control. The board comes with a DC motor which is connected
to an optical encoder to record how fast the motor is travelling.
The digital signal from the encoder is fed into an IC on the E-block
to convert the digital frequency into an analogue voltage which
is proportional to the motor speed. This then makes it very easy
to use advanced control techniques such as PID or fuzzy logic to
control the motor speed.
This board is designed to teach the basics of DC motor position
control. The board comes with a DC motor which is connected to a
3-turn potentiometer to provide an analogue signal proportional
to the angle of the motor shaft. This then makes it very easy to use
advanced control techniques such as PID or fuzzy logic to control
the motor position as can be seen in a standard servo motor.
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DC Motor Servo Trainer E-block
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Development boards
Development board
3. 3V
5V
Flowcode macros available
The new E-blocks Development board works with any of our
upstream boards to provide a physically compact development
environment for your projects. The board plugs directly onto
ports A and B and provides two banks of LEDs, two banks of
switches, a 2 line 16 character LCD display, a light sensor, a
potentiometer mimicking a sensor, a quad 7-segment display,
and an audio output jack. An EB006 PICmicro Multiprogrammer
and Development board replaces our older HP488 Development
board but also gives full In Circuit Debug facilities when used
Development Board and EB006
Combo
3 .3 V
5V
Flowcode macros available
This pack consists of a EB006 PICmicro multiprogrammer and an
EB083 Development board which together provide a low cost
way of developing PIC projects and learning PIC programming.
Descriptions of the EB006 and EB083 are available separately.
Power supply and USB cable included.
with Flowcode.
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EB083
PICmicro development centre kit
3. 3V
5V
Flowcode macros available
If you are looking for a protected and physically compact and
rugged development environment for PICmicro projects then
the HP7631 is ideal for you. The HP7631 Development Centre
consists of a EB006 PICmicro Multiprogrammer (with 16F1937
40 pin device) and an EB083 Development board encased in a
tough plastic enclosure. The plastic enclosure allows access to
the switches and potentiometers needed for every day use but
prevents users from interfering with key link settings or removing
the PICmicro device. A power supply and USB cable are included.
Development Board and EB006 Combo
Arduino E-blocks shield and
development board
HP4832
3 .3 V
5V
Flowcode macros available
If you are an Arduino user and you are looking for a rugged and
flexible way of turning an Arduino board into a rugged
development platform then the HP7745 is the answer. The
Arduino shield and Development board allow you to interface an
Arduino Uno into the E-blocks system and also provide a rugged
general purpose interface board for learning and development
with switches, sensors, LEDs and displays. A power supply and USB
cable are included. Arduino board not included.
This product is shipped in kit form and requires some light
assembly. Posidrive screw driver and pliers needed.
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Sensors
E-blocks sensors mother board
E-blocks Sensors Bundle
This new range of electronic sensors can be used to both learn
how sensors work and can be incorporated into your projects. The
solution is based on the EB090 sensor mother board. Each sensor
simply connects into the mother board using simple 0.1” header
connectors. The sensor boards can then be screwed down into
the mother boards to prevent easy removal when used in open
labs. The mother board also includes a light sensor and a general
purpose potentiometer.
Compatible with 5V and 3.3V systems.
The E-blocks Sensors bundle includes our most popular sensor
modules neatly packaged into one container making it ideal for
a learning environment. It also comes complete with one EB090
sensors motherboard.
The mother board is shown here
with Ultrasonic and Thermistor
sensors board.
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EB090
E-blocks Sensors Bundle
EBM1000
Potentiometer sensor board
Thermistor sensor board
Digital temperature sensor board
This board consists of a standard shaft
rotary potentiometer that provides a
linear voltage output ranging between
the microcontroller power rails. This can
be connected to an Analogue to Digital
input of the microcontroller in order to
provide a control value.
This board includes a 10K NTC thermistor
and two screw terminals allowing two
external thermistor based temperature
probes to be wired up to the board.
This board contains a LM75B Digital
Temperature sensor that returns the
temperature from an 11 bit ADC via an I2C
two wire interface to the microcontroller.
Temperature resolutions of 0.125°C can
be achieved with an accuracy of up to
±2°C.
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Potentiometer
EBM002
Thermistor
EBM003
Digital Temperature
EBM004
Dual trimmer sensor board
Rotary encoder sensor board
Thermocouple sensor board
This board provides two screwdriver
slotted pre-set rotary potentiometers.
These output a linear voltage ranging
between the microcontroller power
rails, such that they can be connected
to Analogue to Digital inputs of the
microcontroller in order to provide, for
example, calibration or other control
values.
Provides a rotary encoder with dual
digital outputs that provide rotation and
direction information. When connected
to two digital inputs of a microcontroller
a “digital pot” can be implemented to
convert to digital values.
This board houses a 2 way screw terminal
block for attaching a Type K Thermocouple.
The output can be used with an Analogue
to Digital convertor and converted to
temperature. It also has an on-board
thermistor for ambient temperature
compensation reading.
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Rotary Encoder
EBM007
Thermocouple
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EBM008
Sensors
Gyroscope sensor board
Hall effect sensor board
PIR sensor board
Touch pads sensor board
This board contains an L3G4200D
three axis digital gyroscope.
Pitch, Roll and Yaw parameter
values are read via an I2C
interface.
The board has a Hall Effect
sensor that gives a digital
output in the presence of a
magnetic field (in the region of
60 Gauss) from a permanent
magnet or electromagnet,
either North or South pole.
This Passive Infrared sensor
gives a digital output and
illuminates an on-board LED
when a heat source movement
is detected.
This board provides two touch
areas for use with capacitive
sensing. Hence two digital touch
switches can be implemented.
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Gyroscope
EBM009
Hall Effect
EBM011
PIR
EBM012
Touch Pads
EBM013
Touch slider sensor board
Magnetometer sensor board
Humidity sensor board
Colour sensor board
This board provides a touch
area for use with capacitive
sensing. A sliding variable value
can be determined from the
relative touch position along
the slider.
This board provides an LSM303DLHC
sensor device which contains both a
digital 3D accelerometer and a 3D
magnetometer. All information is
available via an I2C interface, such
that a high performance e-compass
with numerous applications can be
implemented.
This board uses the SHT21
Humidity
sensor
and
provides both digital relative
humidity and temperature
information via an I2C
interface.
The colour sensor provides
a digital conversion of the
colour of the incident light
intensity in separate values
for Red, Green and Blue light
components. Reflected light
can also be measured by
using the on-board bright
white light LED illuminators. A
plastic housing is included to
prevent white LED illuminators
contaminating the colour
sensor.
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EBM014
Magnetometer
EBM015
Humidity
EBM016
Colour Sensor
EBM018
Ultrasonic distance sensor board
Infrared distance sensor board
Vernier sensor socket
This board has a microcontroller controlled
ultrasonic transmitter, driven by an onboard 40KHz oscillator and an amplifierreceiver. The receiver signal can be
processed by a single channel ADC of the
microprocessor to allow the measuring of
distance from an object between 3cm and
3m.
The Infrared distance sensor board contains
both an IR transmitter and receiver. The
transmitter is enabled via a control signal
and the receiver provides an analogue
output. By enabling the transmitter and
reading the variable voltage output of
the receiver it is possible to measure the
distance of an object in the region of 1cm
to 10cm.
This sensor adaptor allows the superb
range of lab sensors from Vernier (both
analogue and digital) to be added to your
development system.
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EBM019
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EBM020
Vernier sensor socket
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E-Blocks instruments
E-blocks test pod
ZigBee analyser
The loop through E-blocks test pod gives you a complete digital
test bench in a small and affordable package. To help you debug
your designs the test pod consists of two separate functions:
a signal analyser and a signal generator. The signal analyser
starts out as an easy-to-use Logic Analyser and Oscilloscope
and adds serial bus decoding (including : I2C, SPI, USB, CAN,
1-Wire) that lets you solve your electronics problems quickly.
This wireless network analyser graphically displays wireless
network traffic following the IEEE 802.15.4 specification on the
2.4GHz band. The analyser supports ZigBee, MiWi and MiWi PRP
protocols. In conjunction with the hardware packet sniffer, the
software can analyse complete network traffic and graphically
display decoded packets. It can also display a graphical
representation of the network topology and the messages as
they flow through the network.
Features include:
8 channels
24Msps max sample rate
Windows software
USB powered
Separate clock and trigger
This information can then be saved and/or exported for further
analysis. For developing with either ZigBee or the MiWi protocols,
the ZigBee analyser is an essential development tool. Connects
through USB.
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E-blocks test pod
EB070
The analyser is shipped in a rugged plastic case and can be
mounted onto a standard E-blocks metal backplane.
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ZigBee USB analyser
HP387
Benchtop signal generator
The function generator is one of the most versatile pieces of test
and measurement equipment available. It can generate a variety
of precision waveshapes over a range of frequencies from mHz to
MHz. It can provide a wide range of controlled amplitudes from
a low-impedance source and maintain constant amplitude as the
frequency is varied. The TG300 series represents the state-of-theart in low-cost analogue function generators.
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This high accuracy multimeter is classroom ready with a rubber
holster to protect it. It has a large 3½ digit LCD display and test
positions for both transistors and diodes. It measures AC and DC
voltage, current and resistance.
HP7894
Free accessories with this pack: this pack also includes a pair of 4mm to croc clip
leads, two 4mm stackable leads and a BNC male to dual 4mm binding post.
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Multimeter
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Multimeter
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E-Blocks instruments
5MHz PC oscilloscope/signal generator pack
CAN analyser
This pack is based on a PicoScope 2203 dual-channel PC
oscilloscope which has a bandwidth of 5MHz and samples at 40M
samples per second - 8 bit. It has two input channels which are
used as oscilloscope or spectrum analyser inputs and it includes
an arbitrary waveform.
This analyser provides a dual channel CAN bus interface through
a standard USB interface. This analyser is capable of analysing
traffic on two separate CAN busses simultaneously. The free
software operates on all Windows platforms. This unit is supplied
with a D-type to dual 4mm cable which makes it suitable for
direct connection to MIAC units, or which can be modified for
direct connection to a system’s CAN bus.
25MHz PC oscilloscope/signal generator pack
This pack is based on a PicoScope 2205 dual-channel PC
Oscilloscope which has a bandwidth of 25MHz and samples at
40M samples per second - 8 bit. It has two input channels which
are used as oscilloscope or spectrum analyser inputs and it
includes an arbitrary waveform generator.
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5MHz PC oscilloscope/signal generator pack
HP2577
25MHz PC oscilloscope/signal generator pack
HP8279
Free accessories with this pack: two scope probes, a BNC male to dual 4mm binding
post, a pair of 4mm croc clip leads and a USB led.
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CAN analyser
EL3498
SCADA power supply
SCADA function generator
This high specification lab power supply integrates into Flowcode using a DLL to provide one part of a superb test or control
rig that can be used as part of your projects. The 0-15V, 5A linear
power supply with current limit is fully controllable from within
Flowcode via the USB connection and a Flowcode component.
Based on a TTI PL155-P.
This function/Arbitrary/pulse generator integrates into Flowcode
using a DLL to provide one part of a superb test or control rig that
can be used as part of your projects. The 50MHz generator is fully
controllable from within Flowcode via the USB connection and a
Flowcode component. Based on a TTI TG5011.
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E-blocks accessories
ZIF socket programmer adaptor
By putting this adaptor board on top of your EB006 PICmicro
microcontroller programmer board you can create a fully
functioning PIC programmer for 8, 14, 20, 28 and 40 pin PICmicro
devices with easy to use ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) sockets. For a
full list of devices supported please refer to the data sheet on the
EB006 (available on our web site). Note that the pins of the chip
are not connected to the D-type sockets on the EB006.
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ZIF socket programmer adaptor
EB072
*EB006 not included.
Actuators training panel
IDC cables
A general purpose training panel that allows students to carry
out experiments with motors. The actuators on the panel include:
a 7.5 degree/step stepper motor, a 120 degree servo motor and
a bidirectional DC motor with gearbox and rotational feedback.
Worksheets and operating instructions are included. An E-blocks
compatible port facilitates connection with upstream boards.
These cables can be used to connect
E-blocks boards together.
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Male - Male IDC connector
EB251
E-blocks cable Male - Male 500mm
EB251B
E-blocks IDC cable
EB634
E-blocks cable Male - Female 500mm
EB634B
Dual E-blocks IDC cable
EB635
Dual E-blocks IDC cable
EB635S
RFID cards
A Mifare card and an I-code card are
available. Each includes 1k of memory
and is compatible with the E-blocks
RFID card board.
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Actuators training panel
HPACT
Mifare RFID card
HP089
I-code SLI card
HP459
USB lead
Prototype board leads
This is a standard USB lead shipped
with some Matrix USB compatible
products.
This pack of 10 multi-strand leads
allows you to design circuits using a
prototype board.
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USB lead
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Prototype board lead pack
USB high speed A to mini B
Tray trolleys
This lead connects a USB lead to the
miniature USB plug as used on MIAC
and ECIO ARM.
Storage trays can be mounted into
one of our tray trolleys.
FLLPCK
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12 tray trolley
HP2025Q
18 tray trolley
HP3025N
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E-blocks accessories
PIC programmer with ZIF sockets
This PICmicro microcontroller programmer will program any 8,
14, 18, 28 and 40 pin PICmicro device from the 16 or 18 series of
PICmicro devices. The unit has two ZIF sockets which accept 0.3”
or 0.6” pitch pins. The unit is powered by USB and is housed in a
rugged plastic case. A USB cable is included.
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PICmicro microcontroller programmer with ZIF sockets
HP6339
Metal backplane
Storage trays
This backplane can be used to bolt
development tools and E-blocks
together to form a rigid backplane.
The usable area is 270 x 250mm and
these backplanes fit our standard
trays.
These trays are ideal for storage
of E-blocks and accessories.
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Plastic tray
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BP232
HP2045
Clip on tray lid
HP4039
Foam layer insert
HP3844
4 section insert
HP2935
M3 nuts and bolts
E-blocks covers are not supplied
with fittings. These are required for
attaching covers.
Adjustable power supply
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100 x M3 anti-slip nuts
EB216
100 x M3 12mm bolts
EB217
100 x M3 25mm bolts
EB211
25 x M3 12mm spacers
EB210
This switched mode power supply
can output seven easily selected
voltages: 3V, 4.5V, 5V, 6V, 7.5V,
9V and 12V. Up to 1A of current
can be supplied at all voltage
settings. UK, European, US and
Australian plug adaptors are
included.
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Power supply
Microcontroller devices
HP2666
Chips for your project, compatible
with E-blocks programmers.
E-blocks covers
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PIC16F1827 chip
HP16F1827
PIC16F877A chip
HP16F877
PIC16F88 chip
HP16F88
PIC18F4455 chip
HP18F4455
PIC24FJ64GB002 chip
HP24FJ64GB002
dsPIC30F2014 chip
HP30F3014
dsPIC33FJ128GP802 chip
HP33FJ128GP802
PIC16F1937 chip
These covers extend the life of your
E-blocks boards. Boards are made
‘student friendly’ by protecting
removable components.
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Covers are available for most E-blocks. The product code is the same as the code of
the board the cover is for, with a ‘7’ replacing the first ‘0’ in the code. For example,
the code for the EB003 sensor board cover is an EB703. See the Matrix website for a
complete list of available covers.
HP16F1937
Plastic mounting pillars
Headphones
Temporary mounting pillars to
attach E-blocks to a backplane.
Headphones with microphone.
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HP347
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Flowkit
The FlowKit can be connected
tems to provide
to hardware systems
ug facility where
a real time debug
o step through the
it is possible to
am on the PC and step
Flowcode program
ogram in the hardware at
through the program
the same time.
This function is available with Flowcode 4.2 or later.
Benefits
A fast way to solve programming problems
Seamless program and debug
Features
Compatible with a variety of hardware systems including E-blocks
Compatible with ECIO, MIAC and Formula Flowcode systems via the USB lead
Allows start, step and play of programs
Allows users to see and alter variable values
Whilst
Whilst
Whil
st FFlowcode
lowcode simulation allows debug of a system to a first
pass, FlowKit takes debug to a new level by running the program
in the hardware and on the screen at the same time. The system is
controlled from within the Flowcode environment where controls
allow users to start, stop, pause and step through their program one
icon at a time. Under user control the Flowcode software shows the
location of the program in the flow chart, the value of all variables in
the program and allows users to alter the variable values when the
program is paused.
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FlowKit In-Circuit Test board
HP299
Using FlowKit with MIAC
Using FlowKit with Formula Flowcode
Using FlowKit with ECIO
Using FlowKit with AVR E-blocks
Using FlowKit via a PICkit 2 interface
Using FlowKit with a project
Using FlowKit with Atmel STK500
The complete FlowKit package
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SE Products
USB prototype board
USB project board
The Project board has been created to allow students to take
designs from schematic concept to realisation very quickly. It
achieves this through a small section of breadboard which allows
students to create simple electronic circuits. This breadboard
is simple to interface with the microcontroller through two SIL
connectors providing access to all ports of the device. Breadboard
also allows flexibility at a design stage with students easily able to
modify designs until they have a working system. The system is
powered and programmed via USB - cable not included.
The project board includes a USB programmable 18 pin
microcontroller and a ULN2803 power output chip which give
students a rugged miniature input output board that can be
embedded in a wide variety of projects that include motors, lamps
and solenoids. The system can be powered from the USB lead (not
included) or from batteries. The chip is based on open source
Microchip code.
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HP4829
USB project board
HP1110
USB prototype board x 20
HP4820
USB project board x 20
HP9954
Component kit only for SE3829-2
HP4800
USB lead
HPUSB
USB lead
HPUSB
Cased MIAC
MIAC components with 4mm leads
The Cased MIAC with 4mm shrouded sockets is internally
connected to all of the input outputs of the MIAC (except CAN bus
terminations). This allows rapid development of circuits based on
the MIAC up to mains voltages.
Power supply and USB lead included.
This range of add -on components are fitted with 4mm connectors
which plug into the MIAC to allow fast development of simple
control systems
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MI0245
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Motor with 4mm leadset
SE3945
Push to make switch with 4mm leadset
SE 2995
Light sensor with 4mm leadset
SE7045
MES bulb holder with 4mm leadset
SE3400
4mm to 4mm lead, black
LK5604
4mm to 4mm lead, red
LK5603
4mm to 4mm lead, blue
LK5609
4mm to 4mm lead, yellow
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Formula Flowcode
The Formula Flowcode maze solving robot vehicle
can be used for a wide range of learning activities
for students aged 12+.
This robot vehicle has been designed to address the requirements
of the technology education curriculum between the ages of 12 to
16. It is also used up to university level for motivation, learning and
project work. The robot is great for running competitions and for
open days where you can motivate students to want to learn more
about electronics and technology in just a few hours.
A low cost, all-inclusive solution for technology students
Great for motivating students to learn more
Works with the free version of Flowcode
Superb technical specification
E-blocks compatible
Micromouse competition compatible
Hardware
The robot vehicle is based on a plastic moulded
chassis with two wheels, gearboxes and motors and is
powered by AA batteries. The circuit board connects
directly to a PC using the USB port and provides a
high specification PIC18F4455 controller with many
features including 2 user switches, 8 LEDs, sound
level sensor, light sensor, buzzer, motor controller
(including Pulse Width Modulation), line follower
sensors and distance sensors.
Software
The robot is supplied with a full simulation model
inside the Flowcode 3D panel. This allows students to
develop and test a program before downloading it to
the robot buggy. The Formula Flowcode robot can
also be programmed with C and Assembly.
PIC18F4455
chip
Speaker
Microphone
control
Press switch
E-blocks
expansion
socket
Distance sensor
LEDs
Reset
switch
USB
socket
Light sensor
Distance sensor
External
5V supply
Power
switch
Distance sensor
Press switch
LED
Motor
chip
driver
Microphone
Line following
circuit board
Plastic chassis with battery
compartment, motors with gear
boxes and 2 wheels
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Formula Flowcode
Formula Flowcode buggy
The two wheel Formula Flowcode buggy is powered from
conventional or rechargeable batteries. Students develop the
program, simulate its functionality on-screen and then download
the program to the buggy via USB. The buggy uses an advanced
PICmicro 18 series microcontroller with internal precision motor
controller circuitry. It has 3 infrared distance sensors, line following
sensors, a buzzer, audio level sensor, light sensor, two spare switch
inputs, 8 user programmable LEDs and various expansion busses including an E-blocks port. The buggy can be expanded with a range
of additional boards including graphical LCD displays and Bluetooth.
Flowcode is not included.
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Formula Flowcode buggy
HP794
Formula Flowcode starter class bundle
Includes 5 Formula Flowcode kits, one set of maze walls, and a storage
tray. This is sufficient for 10 students working in pairs. Flowcode is
not included.
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Formula Flowcode starter class bundle
HP926
Maze walls
These walls and posts are designed to allow you to create a maze of
your own. Each wall measures 168 x 12 x 50mm. 30 walls and posts
are included in the pack which allows you to make a 5 x 5 cell maze.
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Maze walls
HP458
Formula Flowcode pro class bundle
Includes 10 Formula Flowcode chassis kits, 1 set of maze walls,
Academic 50 user licence of Flowcode V6 software, 5 LCD displays, 5
IDC cables and two storage trays. Sufficient for 20 students working
in pairs. Compatible with all challenges.
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Formula Flowcode pro class bundle
HP600
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ECIO single board computers
ECIO single board computers provide one of the
fastest and lowest cost ways of embedding advanced
intelligence and control into your project.
28 and 40 pin 0.6” footprint, professional capability.
Adds USB reprogrammability to your own circuit boards.
Programmable from USB, power from USB.
Compatible with Flowcode, C, Assembly, LabView and Visual Basic.
ECIO
ECIO hardware provides a low cost and simple way to move your
projects to a finished state by allowing you to commit the ECIO into
a static design. The ECIO boards all feature a direct USB connection
to the microcontroller allowing for very easy USB communications
and power. ECIO combined with Flowcode should all work great out
of the box without having to worry about complicated road blocks
such as configurations and oscillator circuits. They also provide
one of the fastest and lowest cost ways of embedding advanced
intelligence and control into your project.
ECIOs are used by hobbyists, students and engineers to develop
projects based on microcontroller technology and are particularly
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useful when in-field reprogrammability or USB features are required.
The ECIO family of USB programmable single board computers
provides an incredibly simple way of adopting microcontroller
technology into your projects. ECIO devices include a microcontroller
with clock, power and programming circuitry on a standard 0.6” DIL
header. When you plug the USB lead in to an ECIO you can reprogram
the device or use the USB interface for communications with a PC.
Currently there are three ECIO devices based on PIC and dsPIC
microcontrollers. ECIO devices are compatible with hex code from
a number of compilers including Flowcode, BASIC, C and assembler.
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ECIO single board computers
The ECIO family of USB programmable microcontroller modules
behave just like a normal microcontroller - but when you plug
the USB lead in and press the reset switch you can send a new
program to the device. This, along with the low cost, makes ECIO
ideal for student work at home and for incorporating into student
circuit boards. ECIO microcontrollers are pre-programmed with a
bootloader program which allows you to send a new program to the
28 pin PIC 18 ECIO
microcontroller via USB. ECIO is compatible with hex code from any
appropriate compiler including Flowcode, C compilers and MPLAB.
Flowcode programs and Windows drivers are available for ECIO
devices making them suitable for use with LabView, Visual Basic,
C++ etc.
40 pin PIC 18 ECIO
40 pin dsPIC ECIO
Base chip
PIC18F2455
Base chip
PIC18F2455
Base chip
dsPIC33EP256MU806
Oscillator
4MHz ext, 48MHz internal
Oscillator
4MHz ext, 48MHz internal
Oscillator
8MHz ext., 70MHz internal
I/O lines
19
I/O lines
30
I/O lines
34
A/D
10 x 10 bit
A/D
13 x 10 bit
A/D
20 x 12 bit
A/D sample rate
100ksps
A/D sample rate
100ksps
A/D sample rate
1.1 Msps
Program memory
24K bytes
Program memory
24K bytes
Program memory
256K bytes
RAM
2K bytes
RAM
2K bytes
RAM
28K bytes
EEPROM
256 bytes
EEPROM
256 bytes
EEPROM
0 (internal ROM overwrite)
Power
5V, USB or external
Power
5V, USB or external
Power
5V, USB or external
PWM channels
2
PWM channels
5
PWM channels
16
Timers
1 x 8 bit, 3 x 16 bit
Timers
1 x 8 bit, 3 x 16 bit
Timers
9 x 16 bit
Interfaces
EUSART, MI2C, SPI, USB2.0
Interfaces
EUSART, MI2C, SPI, USB2.0
Interfaces
Package
28 pin, 0.6”, DIP compatible
Package
40 pin, 0.6”, DIP compatible
4 x UART, 2 x MI2C, 4 x SPI,
2 x CAN, USB2.0
Package
40 pin DIP, 0.6” compatible
EECIO28P
ECI
ECIO28
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ECIO40P
ECIO40
ECI
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ECIO40P16
E-blocks application board
Student ECIO starter kit
The ECIO application board adds E-blocks compatibility to the
ECIO 28 and 40 pin devices. The application board provides up to 5
E-blocks ports which allow you to attach a wide range of E-blocks
boards- from simple LED and switch boards through to Bluetooth,
IrDA and Internet communications boards.
This kit is designed for students and hobbyists who want to start
learning microcontroller circuit development at home. The kit
is supplied with a high quality HPAD01 prototype board, a 28
PIN PICmicro microcontroller ECIO device (ECIO28P), 1.5 metres
of single core prototype wire (red, black and green) and 13
electronic components which allow a wide range of experiments
to be conducted. A suite of worksheets which includes build and
software development instructions for 10 analogue and digital
experiments are available from our website.
Use ECIO modules with a prototype board (HPAD01), with the
E-blocks application board (EB061) or build it into your own circuit.
A free set of 10 basic worksheets are available on our website
which can be used with the Student ECIO starter kit (EC2961).
Ordering information
Ordering information
E-blocks application board
EB061
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Workstations
The Electronic Workstation meets
all your power and instrumentation
needs for electronics education and
prototyping in one self-contained,
easily portable unit.
The Electronic Workstation is a
multifunction electronics workbench
for electronics engineers. It combines
a number of instruments that make
the development and learning of
electronic systems easier.
The Electronic Workstation consists of a
number of virtual instruments housed
in a rigid plastic case. The front panel
of the Electronic Workstation has 2
analogue oscilloscope inputs, a signal generator output, 8 channel
logic analyser / digital signal generator connectors, 8 channel PC
interface connectors which supports use with LabView, Visual
Basic, C etc. and power supply outputs. The angled top of the unit
is fabricated from strong anodised black aluminium with a grid of
holes that make it suitable for use with E-blocks. This lifts up to reveal
a storage area for leads and accessories. The oscilloscope inputs
and signal generator output are presented on standard 50ohm
BNC connectors. The range of leads supplied with the Electronic
Workstation includes: 1 x USB leads, 2 x 9-way D-type leads, 2 x
50ohm scope probes, 10 x 2mm micro gripper analyser probes and
25 x backplane mounting pillars and red and black 4mm ‘banana’
leads.
A compact version of the Electronic Workstation is available,
which folds down flat and comes in a kit containing the leads and
accessories (see the following page for more information).
Features
Power supply
+12V (2A) / -12V (0.8A) .5V(5A)
Yes
Digital multimeter
Yes
2 channel oscilloscope
Bandwidth
25MHz
One channel sampling rate
40MHz
Scope resolution
8 bit
Signal generator
Variable
External trigger
Arbitrary waveform generator
Yes
Spectrum analyser
Bandwidth
25MHz
Logic analyser
Channels
Sample rate
8
24MHz
Digital signal generator
Yes
Bus decoder
Yes
PC interface
Channels
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Electronic Workstation - desktop
The angled top of the Electronic Workstation desktop version lifts up
to reveal a storage area for leads and accessories. See the previous
page for a list of the leads and accessories included with this product.
Ordering information
Electronic Workstation EU
HP886EU
Electronic Workstation UK
HP886UK
Electronic Workstation USA
HP886USA
Protostation
Protostation is the perfect complement to the Electronic
Workstation. Together they form a complete electronics
prototyping and analysis system that needs less desk space than
an open textbook. Protostation can also be used on its own for
the convenience of its integral signal sources and output devices.
Large prototyping area
Build circuits with no soldering or tools required
Easy access to controls and transducers
Make your prototypes more portable
Free your work space from clutter
The Protostation features 0.1” pitch sockets which take standard
IC packages. It also contains 2 E-blocks ports, a versatile range of
supply voltages, a signal generator and the following inputs and
outputs:
Electronic Workstation - compact
The compact version of the Electronic Workstation is housed in
a plastic case with a folding backplane that can be angled at 45°
or left flat.
Inputs: Switches, potentiometers, phototransistors, thermistors,
voltage source
Outputs: LEDs, buzzer, relay
Protostation fixes to the backplane of the Electronic Workstation
creating a compact, portable and extremely sturdy protoyping
system.
Ordering information
Electronic Workstation with case EU
Ordering information
Protostation
HP512
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Electronic Workstation with case UK
HP834UK
Electronic Workstation with case USA
HP834USA
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MIAC
MIAC modules provide learners and developers with
a flexible suite of rugged, high power, electronics
blocks which quickly connect together to form a
wide variety of control and data-logging systems.
The MIAC is a general purpose controller based on PICmicro
technology which is suitable for use in many areas of technical
education including mechanical engineering, automotive
engineering, computer science, electronics and technology.
Its electrically and mechanically rugged design makes it the ideal
interface for educational projects.
Each MIAC module contains a block of electronics which you would
typically find in an industrial electronic control or data acquisition
system.
The system is programmed using Flowcode software. Flowcode
is a graphical programming environment based on flowcharts.
MIAC is compatible with a vast range of industrial sensors and
add-ons that sit on 25mm ‘top hat’ DIN rails.
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MIAC
Screw terminal
inputs
Top hat rail retainer clip - upper
2.1mm
power
jack
Reset / run switch USB socket
MIAC (Matrix Industrial
Automotive Controller) is an
industrial grade control unit
which can be used to control
a wide range of different
electronics systems.
Power LED
Input status LEDs
USB transfer
LED
The MIAC is a fully
specified
industrial
1 character
16
electronic
controller Top hat rail
x 4 line LCD
designed to operate off mounting
d
display
nting
typical industrial control recessss
voltages: 0 - 10V inputs,
24V motor outputs, 240V
switching relays. MIAC
Relay
Re output
has 8 analogue or digital
status
st
LEDs
inputs, 4 high current
relay outputs and 4
transistor outputs. The
MIAC is housed in an attractive, rugged, anthracite
grey plastic moulding. It has two physical mounting
options: it can be mounted onto a 35mm ‘top hat’ DIN
rail, or it can be mounted directly onto any surface using
the 4 screw holes provided.
Power LED
Motor status
LEDs
M3 mounting
holes
The MIAC unit has screw terminal connector inputs
across the top and bottom of the unit. It has several
input buttons for user control and a 4 line 16 character
alphanumeric display.
The unit is programmed directly from a PC’s USB
port and is compatible with the Flowcode graphical
programming language. Users can develop a program
using Flowcode, press the reset button on the back of
the unit, and the program will automatically download
and start. The MIAC can also be programmed in C and
Assembly code, or any program that is compatible with
PICmicro microcontrollers.
Motor output
screw terminals
Relay
output
screw
terminals
Top hat rail retainer clip - lower
MIAC is equipped with a fully operational CAN bus
interface so that many MIACs can be networked
together to form wide area electronic systems.
A DLL and sample programs are provided to enable
MIAC to be used with PC based control programs like
LabView, Visual Basic, C++ etc.
Features
Ordering information
Programmable from USB
8 digital or analogue inputs
4 relay outputs, 4 transistor outputs with PWM
Compatible with LabView, Visual Basic and C compilers
Benefits
Flexible and expandable
Easy to program with flowcharts, C or assembly code
Physically and electrically rugged
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MIAC controller
MI0235
Cased MIAC with 4mm shrouded sockets
MI0245
Power supply
HP2666
MIAC, Flowcode 6 and FlowKit bundle
HP2035
USB high speed A to mini B lead
HPUAB
3 MIAC units with Flowcode 6 pro
MI6100
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Contents of Automatics
Contents
What is Automatics?
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Why choose Automatics?
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Curriculum
Component guide
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What is Automatics?
Simplifying pneumatics and automation
The Automatics range includes:
Automatics is a range of products that simplifies the process
of teaching and learning about pneumatics and automation
systems.
The Automatics range consists of separate rugged components
that mount onto a stable aluminium platform. Components are
clearly marked with the appropriate pneumatic or electrical
symbol. Students take the rugged components, mount them to
the platform using plastic ‘tee’ bolts and connect the components
together with nylon tubing to build working pneumatic circuits.
They then use the curriculum provided to carry out experiments
in pneumatic and electronic control.
A rugged aluminium platform
To which students add...
A compressor
A manifold
Cylinders
Mechanical valves
Electrical valves
Connectors
Switches and sensors
A controller
Pneumatic tubing
Electrical cables
Pneumatics
Automation
Design technology
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Why choose Automatics?
Automatics platform
The extruded aluminium platform provides a solid foundation
to which the other components are fixed. It is large enough to
provide a comfortable work area for the largest of the circuits in
our curriculum worksheets.
Reliability and robustness
Automatics has been designed from the ground up to suit
the classroom environment. The pneumatic components are
identical to those used by real engineers, but we have cleverly
adapted them so that students can construct automation
systems speedily and without requiring any tools.
Simple to connect
The compressed air supply is distributed using plastic tubing that
is easily cut to length. This simply pushes into the component
connectors. To release the tube, simply depress the connector
collar and pull out the tube.
All pneumatic fittings are quick release
Carriers and symbols
Each component is secured to a clear acrylic carrier. The carrier
is printed with a product code for easy identification and the
industry standard symbol for the part. Slots in the carrier allow
for easy positioning in any orientation on the platform.
Tee-bolt fixings
Components are attached to the slots on the sturdy aluminium
platform using plastic tee-bolts. These are easily secured and
released without requiring any tools, allowing components to be
quickly positioned and held firmly in place.
4mm connectors
For components which require electrical connections, we have
used standard 4mm single pole connectors which are suitable
for ‘safety’ shrouded plugs. Suitable leads are provided when you
purchase any kit of components.
Circuit symbol clearly printed on each carrier
Full curriculum support and courseware
Our Automatics courseware CD ROM contains a complete
student centered interactive course on pneumatic system design.
High quality worksheets are supplied in electronic format on CD
ROM with each kit. Worksheets are all free of charge and contain
clear well written instructions for each experiment. Teachers can
hand students a full manual, or can print just the worksheets
required.
Software and control system support
Students learn to design control pneumatics systems using
Matrix’s Flowcode software which is based on flow charts. Control
systems are based on our MIAC controller which is designed with
education in mind.
Quick release tee-bolts
A typical Automatics project
Standard 4mm cables used for all electrical connections
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Automatics curriculum
Automatics is more than just a range of hardware - it also offers a
suite of learning resources that assist both students and educators
to maximise the educational value of the equipment.
Students are guided through each subject in a logical sequence
with clear, concise learning objectives at each stage, complete with
quizzes and short tests by which their progress can be assessed.
The curriculum CD
Our curriculum CD-ROM includes a set of .pdf workbooks that
provide lesson plans, student worksheets and teacher’s notes for
a variety of courses that can be used individually or as a coherent
series.
For each curriculum objective, there is a worksheet designed to be
printed and handed out to students, with areas set aside for them to
enter the results and conclusions of their experiments.
Each workbook is professionally written by experienced teachers
who have used the Automatics hardware in a real learning
environment.
Throughout each worksheet, pictures and diagrams of the
Automatics hardware are used to make setting up the experiments
easy. Examples from real world applications help students to
understand the context of what they are learning, helped by our use
of internationally recognised symbols for all of the components.
The curriculum CD, complete with every Automatics course, is
provided free with every kit.
Ordering information
Automatics essentials
AW2080
Electro-pneumatics
AW2079
Control pneumatics
AW4956
Control pneumatics plus
AW4957
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Automatics component guide
AU2140
LK8900
AU2280
AU3204
AU5200
Cylinders
Valves - mechanical
Cylinders provide the motive power of your pneumatic circuit.
Single acting cylinders use a spring to return the piston to its rest
position. All cylinders are a standard 10 mm diameter, the second
figure represents the range of motion of the piston.
These valves are operated mechanically by buttons, levers, rollers
or air pressure. 3/2 valves control the flow from the source to a
single destination. 5/2 valves allow the source to be switched
between two destinations.
Description
Part number
Cylinder, single acting, 10 × 40 mm
AU2140
Description
Cylinder, double acting, 10 × 80 mm
AU2280
Valve, flow control
Part number
AU3022
Valve, mini shuttle
AU3203
Valve, 3/2, button-spring
AU3200
Valve, 3/2, roller-spring
AU3204
Valve, 3/2, lever-spring
AU3202
Valve, 3/2, diaphragm-spring
AU3201
Valve, 5/2, lever-spring
AU5200
Valve, 5/2, pilot-pilot
AU5201
AU1080
4mm Tubing
Tubing & connectors
Tubing is available in several colours, in bulk reels which are easily
trimmed to length using the custom cutting tool. The connectors
allow you to join lengths of tubing and create junctions.
Description
Part number
Tubing, 4mm, blue, 30 m length
AU6010
AU6015
AU1072
Tubing, 4mm, yellow, 30 m length
AU1071
Tubing, 4mm, clear, 30 m length
AU1073
Tubing, 4mm, red, 30 m length
AU1070
Tube cutting tool
AU1080
Junction, equal tee
AU1030
Valves - electrical
These valves are operated by solenoids for control by discrete
electrical circuits, or by the MIAC microcontroller unit.
Description
Part number
Valve, 3/2 solenoid-spring
AU6010
Valve, 5/2, double-solenoid
AU6015
AU1010
AU1020
AU1050
Essentials
These are the basic components needed to supply pressurised
air to your pneumatic circuits - and a sturdy physical platform to
anchor everything in place.
Description
Part number
Compressor
AU1050
Manifold
AU1010
Reservoir
Create time delays in your pneumatic circuits by allowing
pressure to gradually build up inside the reservoir.
Platform
AU1040
Description
Tee-bolts and sleeves (pack of 50)
AU1060
Reservoir 45cc
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AU1020
Automatics component guide
AU8030
MI0245
AU8020
MI0235
Electrical
MIAC
Everything you need to integrate electrical and electronic control
into your pneumatic systems.
The Matrix Industrial Automation Controller (MIAC) is an
integrated programmable microcontroller unit. Its features
include :-
Description
Part number
Reed switch and holder
AU8025
Switch, push to make
AU8030
Microswitch
AU8015
Light sensor
AU8010
8 analogue or digital inputs
4 high current relay outputs
4 powerful transistor outputs (2 with PWM)
4 line, 16 column LCD display
Keypad
User programmable via USB
Expandable via CAN communication bus
Rugged ABS casing and shrouded 4mm sockets
Power supply
HP2666
Power panel
AU8020
Lead, 4mm to 4mm, red
LK5603
Lead, 4mm to 4mm, black
LK5604
Description
Lead, 4mm to 4mm, yellow
LK5607
Cased MIAC with 4mm shrouded sockets
You can design and upload your own custom programs for the
MIAC using our Flowcode software.
Part number
MI0245
AU9020
AU9010
Solutions
Our starter kit provides sufficient kit and teaching materials to
learn the fundamental principles of pneumatic systems. As your
students become more confident, you can then supplement this
with the electro-pneumatics and/or control add-ons.
Description
Part number
Automatics essentials solution
AU9020
Automatics electro-pneumatics add-on kit
AU9015
Automatics control add-on kit
AU9010
Curriculum CD ROM
LK6492
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Professional services
Flowcode 6 Customer Support
Our support processes are focussed at all
times on providing you with a responsive and
cost-effective service, while maintaining or
improving the quality of the product.
To maximise support efficiency and software quality, we
ensure that the developers who originally wrote the code are
involved with support activity as much as possible. Fortunately,
our extremely committed and knowledgeable staff are also
users of our solutions in their own time. As such, they can
totally empathise with the demands of our customers.
Do you need to ensure a rapid
response to any challenge you
face when working on your
projects ?
If so, our professional support
agreement is an essential
component for your planning.
Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction each time you
need to contact us for support by:
Responding to your requests within targeted guidelines.
Providing ongoing communication regarding your
problem status through problem resolution.
Taking ownership of your request for support.
Providing a defined escalation process when management
assistance is needed.
Maintaining our commitment to continuous improvement
of our service process.
Matrix offer full courses on all our product lines for
teachers and professionals. To find out more about
the training we offer both at our premises or at your
site, call us on 01422 252380.
Matrix TSL Ltd,
The Factory, 33 Gibbet Street,
Halifax, HX1 5BA, United Kingdom.
t: +44 (0)1422 252380
f: +44 (0)1422 252381
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Flowcode 6 and Electronic design
Our purpose in offering this service is to allow
our industrial customers to reduce their time to
market for their solutions.
The extended services offering from Matrix allows Flowcode
6 customers the ability to subcontract specific pieces of work
within the development cycle to the development team at
Matrix. The basis for this is that an agreed amount of work
per quarter (within limits) is blocked in the diaries of Matrix
developers and allows the customer the flexibility when to call
this work off.
“We see the Matrix Extended
Services as a key element to
enhance our designs, improve
our time to market and reduce
our overall design costs.”
Dave Chapman
Sargent Ltd
The Extended Service process:
Quarterly workloads agreed to create a “bag of hours”
(with auto flex of ±25% carry over/pull forward with
following quarter).
Single invoice management on both parties reduce
administration costs.
Single point of contact for Project Management of work.
Start of work commitment within agreed SLA’s.
Monthly timesheets to communicate consumption against
the “bag of hours” agreed.
Preferential consultancy rates for the “bag of hours” agreed.
Ability to use these hours for a broad range of tasks
(required skills to be agreed within Matrix competencies).
Matrix TSL Ltd,
The Factory, 33 Gibbet Street,
Halifax, HX1 5BA, United Kingdom.
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Training
Matrix offers custom or bespoke training courses for engineering/electronics and automotive departments
and industry customers in the UK covering the Locktronics and E-blocks product ranges including our
popular Flowcode software.
Advantages of training:
Keeps you up-to-date with changing technologies
Training to your specific requirements ensuring that you and
your staff get the most from the products
Maximises familiarity with the products and gives lecturers
more confidence
Motivates your students through hands-on learning
As well as having the ability to come and deliver bespoke training
courses at your school / college / University / organisations headquarters,
Matrix now also offers on-site training at Matrix HQ for all our customers.
With a well equipped training room at our Halifax home, we can deliver
specialist training for users of our products from basic/ beginner level right
through to advanced level.
We have some scheduled training dates for 2015 ready to book via our website
so make sure you visit:
w w w. m at r i x t s l. co m / t ra i n i n g. p h p
for more information and to book your place today.
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Welcome to Matrix
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The south side of building
The Matrix team
The north side of building
The product development team
The training room
The production hall
The kitting and despatch hall
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Photograph of trainees at the Automotive Hybrid training seminar held
at the Latihan Perindustrian institute in Kuala Lumpur in August 2014.
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33 Gibbet Street,
Halifax, HX1 5BA,
United Kingdom.
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